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Awards & Recognitions

  • Reader's Choice Award: Best Local Newspaper Columnist - 2017 - Las Cruces Sun-News

  • First Place: Feature Writing - 2017 - New Mexico Press Association

  • Mayor's Citation for Community Service - Nov. 2107 - Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima

  • Second Place: Feature Story — Print-Based Newspaper - 2017 - National Federation of Press Women

  • First Place: Feature Story — Print-Based Newspaper - 2017 - New Mexico Press Women

  • Reader's Choice Award: Best Local Newspaper Columnist - 2016 - Las Cruces Sun-News

  • Reader's Choice Award: Best Local Newspaper Columnist - 2015 - Las Cruces Sun-News

  • LGBTQA Media Advocate of the Year - 2014 - Southern New Mexico Pride

  • Young Professional of the Month - Sept. 2014 - Las Cruces Young Professionals

  • Reader's Choice Award: Best Local Newspaper Columnist - 2012 - Las Cruces Sun-News

  • Best DJ Personality - 2005 - New Mexico Broadcasters Association

    Boards & Committees

  • Organizer, New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame, 2013

  • Member, Las Cruces Young Professionals, 2013-2016

  • Vice-President, New Mexico Press Women, 2018-Present

  • Secretary, New Mexico Press Women, 2016-2018

  • Secretary, Las Cruces Press Women, 2013-Present

  • Board Member, Las Cruces PAL Boxing, 2016-2017

  • Member, Society of Professional Journalists, 2017-Present

  • Member, Albuquerque Press Club, 2018-Present


I am a creative person, still searching for a medium. I am a passionate and proficient writer, and am slowly learning photography and design. I'm interested in typography, psychology and etymology.

Somehow, these passions have led me to a career "on-the-air," and my writing has found a longtime home in the pages of the Las Cruces Sun-News. I've emceed numerous clubs and concerts, interviewed President Barack Obama (and First Lady Michelle), and scores of celebrities — some of whom I'm fortunate to count as friends. 

After a 13-year career in radio, I worked for nearly four years as an education reporter for the Las Cruces Sun-News. In 2017, I accepted a position as Public Information Officer for the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and in 2018 became Director of Communications for Las Cruces Public Schools.

I love what I do, but still I seek more. I want to write more. I want to voice and produce more commercials for a larger audience. I want to learn everything I can, and put it to good use.

I want to give back to my community more. I want to organize more charity events, and build communities of writers and artists and photographers and musicians. I want to leave behind a dramatically better world for future generations. 

My objective is to stay busy, and to make the world a better place through my efforts, both at work and at play — and to never stop learning.