I’m a freelance writer and editor, certified personal trainer, and outdoor-adventure lover based in central New York. I primarily cover health, fitness, and outdoor gear, with some travel and beauty content sprinkled in for good measure.
Before going freelance, I was the deputy fitness editor at SELF, where I wrote, assigned, and edited a variety of content, including personal essays, service pieces, and research-heavy explainers. I also regularly created workouts for the site. Before concentrating on fitness, I was a health writer and editor who covered health conditions, mental health, pregnancy and fertility, and more.
I have a strong health reporting background and a lot of experience covering complicated health topics with nuance. I’m very practiced at reading and contextualizing studies and I seek out the most relevant experts on every topic I cover. My goal with anything I work on is to give people the knowledge they need to make informed and empowered health decisions without judgment.
In 2017, I decided to become a certified trainer to help further my knowledge of the topics I frequently cover. I recently added a PRONatal pre/postnatal specialist certification. I have extensive experience creating workouts myself, working with experienced trainers in the industry to commission workout programming, and fit-teching on-set at fitness shoots.
In 2019, my husband and I left New York City to travel around the U.S. in a camper trailer for a year, visiting as many national parks as possible—and to take a step back from the high stress of big-city living. Yes, that’s right, the COVID-19 pandemic hit while we were living on the road, which presented its challenges. But we ultimately thrived living in the middle of nowhere, alone, letting desert sunsets and creekside strolls keep us grounded during this time.
We have since relocated to the central New York area to be near family and enjoy that sweet, sweet suburban life. Having the Finger Lakes in our backyard doesn’t hurt, either.