My writing centers on the intersection of nature, culture, and place. I’m active as a wine and food critic and travel extensively in Europe and the New World to interview growers and makers. My research has yielded essays and criticism in international publications as well as on my own award-winning site, Terroir Review. As a wine editor, I’ve guided the launch of three wine publications and also mentored scores of writers.
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As a consultant, I work with individuals to strengthen their writing and help them craft true and compelling stories. I also work with editorial teams in a range of industries, helping them focus their communications on the ideas that matter most to their organization and their constituents. I’ve spoken at national and international conferences about writing, design, digital strategy, and creating a compelling editorial experience.
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I earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Visual Studies and a master’s degree in Liberal Studies/Creative Writing, both from Dartmouth. My book-length graduate manuscript, “Making It Home,” was awarded the Thesis Excellence Award for Creative Writing. I’m a member of the Circle of Wine Writers, a Certified Specialist of Wine, and was a fellow at the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers.
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