Where were you born?
What is your education background?
BA double major in French and Communications from Furman University in Greenville, SC, BS in Geosciences from Mississippi State University, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University in Honolulu, HI
What do you love about journalism/reporting/storytelling?
I love telling stories about regular people who are doing extraordinary things or having extraordinary experiences. we're a bit caught up in the celebrity culture, and we forget that regular folks are really making the innovations and moving the world forward. it's nice to give them a voice through storytelling.
What are you up to these days?
I am a practicing marriage and family therapist who provides mental health services to individuals, couples, and families. I just expanded my individual practice into a group practice with two counseling centers and 15 additional clinicians and am planning to open two additional counseling centers on Oahu by the end of 2020.
Share an interesting fact about yourself:
My mom was an international flight attendant, and I flew stand-by for free until I was a young adult. One time, I was mistaken for a flight attendant while waiting for a seat, and the agent sat me in the cockpit with the pilots for the flight. Luckily, I was quick-witted and came up with an alter-identity for the duration of the flight.