Birthday: September 13
After high school, I fell into a career in journalism and haven't looked back. When faced with the question of what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I hastily signed up as a communications major at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. I fell in love with the idea of telling people's stories, as I've come to believe that everyone has one to tell. I've also grown to adore the concept that people deserve to know what's really going on around them.
While at Lock Haven I worked on the school newspaper, as a reporter, news editor and eventually editor in chief over four years. In the summers as well as after graduation I wrote for my hometown's weekly newspaper, where I grew into a utility reporter. From ballets to school projects and meetings to sports, I was there.
When I'm not out reporting, I can often be found watching trashy television or debating, viewing or thinking about sports. I was born in and spent the largest portion of my life in Green Bay, Wisconsin, so my allegiance to the Green Bay Packers runs deep.
I look forward to tackling the issues and telling the stories of Milton. I hope, as residents, you'll keep me up to date on what's important to you; after all, this site is about you.
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I am a registered a democrat with beliefs that align relatively well with the party. I'd consider myself a liberal, especially when it comes to social policy. That mindset has led me to approach each new issue with a very open perspective.
I grew up regularly attending Lutheran Church. While my attendance in recent years has been lacking, I still pull my moral compass from that upbringing.
Local Hot-Button Issues
Until I spend some more time Milton, I'm going to abstain from weighing in here. I promise to come back after getting an accurate feel for what's important to the people of Milton.