- 15+ years experience as a independent journalist, columnist, blogger and editor
- 3 years beat reporting at daily newspapers
- 1 year enterprise education reporting at weekly paper
- BS in Technical Journalism, Oregon State University
- PDC (Post-degree certification), Secondary Education, Pima Community College
- 2011 Outstanding Academic Advisor, University of Arizona
- 2009 Arizona Press Club, first place, best news blog
- 2009 Arizona Press Club, first place, education reporting
- 2009 Arizona Press Club, second place, business reporting
- 2008 Content Creator of the Year; Tucson Citizen
- 2008 Arizona Newspapers Association, second place; sports writing
- 2003 Arizona Press Club, second place; Don Schellie award, features column writing
- 2003 Arizona Press Club, third place; sustained coverage/series
- 2003 National Catholic Press Association, third place; commentary
- 2003 Arizona Newspapers Association, third place; non-daily column
- 2002 National Catholic Press Association, second place; feature writing
February 2011 – present: Academic Advisor, University of Arizona School of Journalism
May 2009 – present: Independent blogger, editor and writing coach
September 2007 – May 2009: Higher education reporter; the Tucson Citizen, Tucson, AZ.
September 2006 – December 2007: Monthly “Voices” columnist; the Tucson Citizen, Tucson, AZ.
October 2005 – February 2007: Weekly religion columnist; EXPLORER Newspapers, Tucson, AZ.
March 1998 – March 2005: Weekly family life columnist; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, AR, and frequent contributer to the op-ed page of the Dallas Morning News.
September 2002 – July 2003: Public schools reporter; EXPLORER Newspapers, Tucson, AZ.
September 2001 – October 2004: Weekly feature columnist; EXPLORER Newspapers, Tucson, AZ.
August 1999 – November 2002: Monthly op-ed columnist; the Catholic Vision, Tucson, AZ.
June 2001 – June 2002: Staff writer and copyeditor; the Catholic Vision, Tucson, AZ.
September 1995 – November 2002: Bi-weekly opinion columnist; the Texas Catholic, Dallas, TX and news-feature correspondent for the North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX
February 1992 – February 1995: Monthly family columnist; the Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX.