Journalist | Historian
I'm a journalist and historian whose curiosity and hunger for knowledge and experiences led me to pursue a career in storytelling and historical research. I've been a reporter since college and have covered everything from theme park openings and rocket launches to local politics and two presidential elections in a major battleground state in the south.
Through my ten years covering nearly everything under the Sunshine State, I've found the stories I enjoy telling the most focus on history, space exploration, popular culture, and entertainment. These passions are also reflected in my academic work, including my master's thesis on the impact of Walt Disney's Tomorrowland television series on the early American space program.
I am currently a freelance journalist mainly covering entertainment — from books, TV, and movies to theme parks and attractions. I run two books-focused social media pages as well as write a weekly newsletter covering all things Star Wars.
I am also an adjunct instructor of journalism at the University of South Florida, my alma mater.
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June 2021 - Today
Adjunct Instructor of Journalism, University of South Florida
Advisor, The Crow's Nest campus newspaper
December 2020 - Today
Freelance writer covering space features, history, theme parks, and popular culture and entertainment.
Bylines: Creative Loafing, Supercluster, Looper, Dork Side of the Force, Attractions Magazine
Managing Editor, The Saber and Scroll Journal
The historical journal at American Public University and American Military University
2018 - 2020
Digital producer and reporter with 10 Tampa Bay, the CBS affiliate in St. Petersburg, Florida. My beat was general assignment, but I specialized in covering history, theme parks, and the space industry.
2014 - 2018
Reporter and copy editor with the Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper. My beat was local features, entertainment, and television criticism. I also helped copy edit and design the daily tbt* tabloid.
2020 / OCT
American Public University
Master of Arts, History
Thesis: Walt Disney and Space in the American Imagination: 1954-1969
2014 / JUNE
University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications and Media Studies