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
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.