I am a reporter with the Skagit Valley Herald in Mount Vernon, Wash. I love to delve into the latest data release, find information important to readers and explain complicated subjects in a way that is easy to understand but does not dilute the message.
I cover a wide-ranging government beat, including Skagit County, Mount Vernon, flood and water policy and much more.
I am also the 2011 IRE Rural Computer Assisted Reporting fellow through the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.
I currently live in Everett, Wash.