I’m a freelance writer based in Billings, Montana and the founder of Pen and Paige. My work spans arts and culture, music, and lifestyle topics. I began my career in print journalism, and my writing and photography appeared in The Billings Gazette, The Billings Outpost, photographs in the The New York Times and Parade Magazine, and articles in area magazines including Magic City Magazine, Yellowstone Valley Woman, and Noise and Color.
In addition to maintaining my freelance business focused on feature writing and magazine pieces, I’ve centered my career in business and non-profit marketing, working as the director of marketing for a regional youth-serving nonprofit and into my current role as a marketing coordinator for a national camping origination founded in Billings, Montana.
I’m an avid supporter of live music and culture in the west and have spent most of my adult life chronicling the music scene around me. Music was the focus of my thesis work for my Master’s degree in Creative Writing, which I finished in the spring of 2012 through the University of Denver.
Currently I’m finishing what I started in my thesis work, chronicling the Billings, Montana music scene. The piece is evolving into a book, which I hope to eventually publish.