While writing for two of the Northwest’s largest daily newspapers, I’ve exposed politicians violating open meetings laws, misspending public funds and saying things that simply aren’t true. Editing a weekly newspaper and a mobile app has taught me to write cleanly, quickly and for all platforms.
I am a hard-nosed accountability journalist who asks tough questions of government officials and keeps digging for answers when they don't come easy.
As part of my job, I expose untruths in campaign ads, reveal how government agencies spend taxpayer money and explore ways state agencies can do their jobs better.
I also engage regularly with readers on social media and am proficient at shooting video. Once I started a video series where I met politicians at bars to talk policy over tater tots.
Previously, I managed a mobile politics app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. I also covered several city governments, uncovering questionable police practices, politicians disregarding public meetings laws and the drunken driving arrest of a statewide elected official.