Biography, awards

20-plus years as an award-winning journalist, columnist and blogger, experienced covering nutrition, higher education, the Catholic church, parenting and lifestyle issues.


  • 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

For complete work history and resume, including higher education experience and awards, please see my Linked In profile.