December 2016



November 2016

This video was difficult to put together because of the lack of b-roll and the complicated history behind the story. But I am actually happy with how it turned out.


October 2016

Apparently all I cover now is sports.



August and September 2016

I completely spaced putting together an August blog post, so here is a double.



July 2016


June 2016 (a.k.a. sunshine comes back to Oregon)


May 2016


April 2016

Just two days before our deadline for a story on how homelessness affects students, we found a family. Carolyn Reitzer and her four children let me into their lives, after several weeks of working with shelters to find a family with school-age children willing to let the paper interview and photograph them.

Carolyn and her children were more than welcoming. I was able to photograph them three different times in less than 36 hours. And while I, personally, would have loved to have more time with them, I was very happy with how comfortable the family was with me around. You can see the full story and photo gallery here.

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April was full of stories about students, including vandalism, science and prom season.


March 2016


I’ve been working this story of Chris and his mom for a couple of months now. The story, photos and video were published by the Statesman Journal today. Here it is.


February 2016


January 2016


Best of 2015


December 2015


November 2015



October 2015

October started as one of the hardest months I’ve ever worked through. The shooting at Umpqua Community College was horrific for so many reasons. The first night after covering the story in Roseburg, I called my parents in need of support after I couldn’t stop crying. Being at the vigil for the victims drained my energy both physically and emotionally. I was mentally exhausted while in Roseburg, but I’m glad I was able to be the one to cover the story for the Statesman Journal and USA Today. I hope to head back to southern Oregon in a few months to see how the school and community have tried to heal since losing nine people.

The rest of the month was pretty upbeat. I worked on lots of nice stories and fun videos associated with Halloween.


September 2015



August 2015




July 2015



June 2015



May 2015



April 2015


March 2015


February 2015


January 2015

A few days later than I would like, but here is the inaugural month of 2015.


2014 favorites

Throughout 2014 I’ve worked in two countries and three states. There were lots of adventures, but I am definitely looking forward to 2015 and settling in more here in Oregon. I’m excited to start more long term stories here as I learn more about Salem.