A Grosse Pointe Woods resident, I am the Regional Editor for about a dozen Michigan Patch.com sites. I grew up on the East Side of Detroit, attended Regina High School and then Michigan State University, where I recieved a bachelor's degree in journalism and English. I've worked at newspapers in the South — including The State in Columbia, SC, as well as dailies in Hilton Head Island, SC, and Wilmington, NC. I've been a business reporter, city editor, and copy desk chief. In Michigan, I've written for the Metro Times, Detroit Free Press, and the Grand Rapids Press. I've also am a contributor to a soon-to-be-published book about all things Michigan. Most recently, I was the founding managing editor for Model D, an online magazine about Detroit, and helped its parent company launch news sites around the country. Email me at email@example.com.