RECENT ARTICLES FOR THE LAUREL OF ASHEVILLE
Chimney Rock State Park and Catawba Falls provides an overview of how the Foothills Conservancy has preserved and made accessible some of Western North Carolina’s most popular scenic outdoor areas.
Sazerac Becomes the Social Lounge and Tapas promotes the recent re-branding of a LEED certified locally owned Asheville restaurant.
Walk or Run for Pacolet Area Conservancy on May 4 promotes this land trust’s largest annual fundraiser, but also tells about it’s use of goats to keep kudzu in check and its work to identify Polk County’s rare and unique plants.
New Species in Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides an overview of the non-profit Discover Life in America, which has for 15 years managed the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Land Trust for the Little Tennessee Gears up for Spring is one of a series of articles that help raise awareness about local Western North Carolina land conservancies and how the public can be involved in their work.
Lumber Jill and the Truth of the Tree is a profile of modern day woodswoman and sustainable artist Jill Baker of Canton, North Carolina.
Historic Homeland Park Enjoys Renaissance is a community story about a quaint neighborhood in Asheville that was developed as a resort in the 30s.
Land Trusts Benefit Bogs, Balds and Backpackers was written to learn more about how Western North Carolina land conservancies help to preserve the mountain vistas around Asheville.
His Eye is on the Sparrow is a profile of Dr. Jeremy Hyman, professor of biology at Western Carolina University.
The Laurel of Asheville is a monthly print magazine focused on arts and culture.
RECENT ARTICLES IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA WOMAN
People-First Tourism Gives Local Micro-Entrepreneurs a Chance profiles several small business owners in Western North Carolina who are making a living through tourism thanks to a unique web site pairing up adventurous and socially conscious tourists with charismatic providers of small group experiential travel.
Every Time I Feel the Spirit tells the story of two women, one black and one white, who are raising awareness about diversity and the history of racism in the South by taking old-time spirituals into Asheville schools.
RECENT ARTICLE IN SOPHIE MAGAZINE
Olive Oil Hunter is a profile of T.J. Robinson, who’s made a business out of scouting to discover the world’s top fresh-pressed olive oils and delivering them rapidly to members of his club in the U.S. before the oils lose freshness and flavor.
LAST YEAR’S ARTICLE IN BANK TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
PAST FEW YEARS IN BUSINESS LEXINGTON
A creation of Smiley Pete Publishing, Business Lexington is the Kentucky Bluegrass region’s local business journal. I wrote a dozen or so articles related to tourism and sustainability that appeared in the publication during 2011. One piece published in 2012 was about Snug Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast in Irvine, Kentucky.
COURIER MAGAZINE ARTICLES
What follows are three examples of editing to create an interview or a story that has the expert’s byline; each author provided me with their material, I organized and wrote it, then sent them my draft and they approved or made edits where necessary.
BLOGS FOR SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL
INTERVIEW WITH CHILDREN’S AUTHOR
OTHER ONLINE TRAVEL ARTICLES
“Goodness Sells: A Modest Proposal for Rebranding Ecotourism in the United States,” published by Planeta in support of presentation at The International Ecotourism Society’s Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine, Sept. 2005.
“Turning Tides: Opportunities and Challenges for Ecotourism in the Bay of Fundy,” in The International Ecotourism Society’s newsletter Digital Traveler, Sept. 2008.
“Reflections on the Water: Kayaking in Costa Rica,” published by the Group Travel Leader, April 2009.
See Seascape’s media center for examples of press releases and other publications.
Blogs I have written, edited, developed, posted and managed:
Magazines in print: Monthly editor’s columns and business articles in Courier Magazine issues July 2002 to June 2006 available upon request.
Newspapers in print: Numerous special sections and community news articles in the Lexington Herald-Leader July 1994 to May 2002.