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Are You That Woman

Biography

My professional travel writing and editing career began in 1990 with Visit California as publications director for the California Official State Visitor’s Guide & Travel Planner, California Official State Map, and VisitCalifornia.com website.

For more than 25 years, a passion for travel, exploring, meeting people and telling their stories has become an addiction! I am everywhere you want to be -- off road and on. Urban and small towns, 5-star resorts and hidden hot springs, gourmet or dive -- people say, "Are you that woman?" The response is the same, "Yes, I am!"

While my travel borders extend beyond the Golden State, I am acknowledged as an expert on all things California and continue to pursue my passion for California travel as a freelance writer, editor and consultant. Discovering the best of every destination is where I excel.

I graduated cum laude from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Communications Studies. I am a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of California/Board Member, Bay Area Travel Writers, California Watchable Wildlife Committee, and California Roundtable on Recreation Parks & Tourism.

Credits

Print:
Sacramento Visitors Guide. Fall 2016; Mountain Democrat, Fall 2016; Sacramento Visitors Guide, Spring 2016; Food & Travel Magazine, Spring 2016; Food & Travel Magazine, Winter 2016; Food & Travel Magazine, Fall 2015; Sacramento Visitors Guide, Fall 2015; Sacramento Visitors Guide, Summer 2015; Sacramento Visitors Guide, Spring 2014; Style, April 2013; Sacramento Visitors Guide, February 2013; Sacramento Visitors Guide, September 2012; Style Magazine, November 2012; Style Magazine, August, 2012; Style Magazine, October 2011; CDPH Newsletter, October 2011; California Meetings & Events, July 2011; Southwest Spirit Magazine, December 2010; Style Magazine December 2010; Local Happenings December 2010; Mammoth Sierra Magazine October 2010; Mammoth Sierra Magazine July 2010; Inyo County Register May 2010; Northern California Meetings & Events Spring 2010; Northern California Meetings & Events Summer 2009; Sacramento Visitors Guide Spring/Summer 2009; Yosemite Gateway Partners Insert/California State Visitor’s Guide 2009; Lux Life Magazine January/February 2009; Sierra Heritage Magazine January/February 2009; Lux Life Magazine November/December 2008; Sierra Heritage Magazine September/October 2008; Lux Life Magazine July/August 2008; Lux Life Magazine May/June 2008; Lux Life Magazine March/April 2008; Lux Life Magazine January/February 2008; Sunset Magazine (Southern California) January 2008; Lux Life Magazine November/December 2007; Serrano Magazine September 2007; Sacramento News & Review August 2007; Sunset Magazine May 2007; Sacramento News & Review April 2007; Westways Magazine March 2007; California Official State Visitors Guide & Travel Planner 1995-2007; California Official State Map 1995-2006; Best of California Drives 2000-2006; California Celebrations 1991-2003; California Adventures & More; California Outdoor Recreation; California Map & Handbook 2001-2003; California Year in Review 2000-2006; Insights Newsletter; California Travel Planner (UK/Germany) 2004-2007; Golden California; California Travel Ideas; California Regional Brochures (12); Life Magazine advertorial; American Express “California Find Yourself Here” advertorial 1998-2003; Culture California advertorial 2002-2004; California Find Yourself Here special advertising section 2002-2005; Doctor’s Review; Life Magazine California advertorial

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Mountain Democrat, Fall 2016; Sacramento Visitors Guide, Fall 2016; Food & Travel Magazine, Spring 2016; Sacrmamento Visitors Guide, Spring 2016; Food & Travel Magazine, Winter 2016; Sacramento Visitors Guide, Fall 2015; Food & Travel Magazine, Fall 2015; Southwest Spirit Magazine, December 2010; Style Magazine December 2010; Local Happenings December 2010; Mammoth Sierra Magazine October 2010; Mammoth Sierra Magazine July 2010; Inyo County Register May 2010; Northern California Meetings & Events Spring 2010; Examiner.com; Sacramento Visitors Guide Spring/Summer 2009; Lux Life Magazine January/February 2009; Lux Life Magazine May/June 2008; Lux Life Magazine November/December 2007; Outdoor Writers Association of California Newsletter Spring 2007; Outdoor Writers Association of California Newsletter Winter 2006; California Official State Visitors Guide; VisitCalifornia.com; California Travel Planner (UK/Germany); CTTC Insights; OWAC.org; California Find Yourself Here advertising section; JetSettintheWest.com; California Preservation Foundation; BeachCalifornia.com; VacationTravelChannel.com; EggsBytheBay.com; CaliforniaInsider.Typepad.com

Web:
AreYouThatWoman.com; NewsReview.com/sacramento; BeachCalifornia.com; SeeCalifornia.com

Interests

California is my passion. Traveling to all the hidden corners of the Golden State and still so much to see, so many people to meet, and stories to hear and tell. Love living life locally wherever I go.