200 E. Las Olas Blvd
Deerfield Beach office
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Senior Editorial Writer, Health Columnist
I'm an editorial writer specializing in Palm Beach County issues, as well as general health, animal, environmental and other topics. I also write a daily online health column on the Sun Sentinel home page that seeks to foster a dialogue about the hottest health topics & get people active in solving health-related problems.
A Fort Lauderdale native, I'm a Stranahan High alum and a graduate of Tufts University, where I received a bachelor of arts degree in English literature in 1988. I have a master's degree in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and have spent the past 20+ years in the newspaper business -- the last 16 with my hometown paper, the Sun Sentinel (since 1994). I started out as a Palm Beach County government reporter, then covered courts and general assignment before landing a dream job on the Editorial Board in 2004. My husband, Rich, and I live west of Boynton Beach with our two girls, Baylee and Krista, and one very yappy dog, Rocky.
In my spare time, I help my husband run a nonprofit fishing academy that educates at-risk kids on the rewards and opportunities of responsible fishing, and I serve as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem, a court-appointed advocate for abused, abandoned and neglected kids. My real joy, other than spending time with my family, is long-distance running. Oh, yeah, and Scrabble. Wanna play?
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