Hometown: Glennville, Ga.
Bio: I moved to Mount Pleasant in the summer of 2011 to launch Mount Pleasant Patch. Prior to Patch, I was a reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press where I covered crime, politics and education.
I've also reported for the Savannah Morning News and a handful of community newspapers in southeast Georgia.
After 13 years working in the print-media industry, I chose to leave so I could gain modern storytelling skills. I also edit North Charleston Patch, which launched in October 2012.
Patch is a new concept to many folks. So, in addition to covering crime, government and business in Mount Pleasant, I'm also out spreading the word about what we're doing. If you're just stumbling onto our site, read a little more about us.
In short, we're a network of 900 full-time, professional journalists delivering news on hyper-local Patch sites all across the country.There are four other Patch sites in the Charleston area: Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville and Goose Creek.
Local Hot-Button Issues
If you want to get to know a town, I strongly recommend becoming a reporter. It's the best way to immerse yourself in what makes a community tick.
In Mount Pleasant, I've narrowed the hot-button topics to four key issue: Family safety, education quality, responsible growth and government responsiveness. I'll focus on these topics as we move forward.
Here's the part where I tell you about my hobbies. Feel free to get back to reading the news, because here's where it gets real boring.
I enjoy traveling and fancy myself as a good cook. Photography, reading and writing are hobbies that extend beyond my workday.
I grew up in rural Glennville, Ga. We're famous growing the largest quantity of Vidalia Sweet Onions in the world and for the World Championship Turtle Race each May. Glennville is also home to NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe and his equally talented brother, Sterling.