I’m a writer and creative who likes to tell stories and connect with community. I do marketing for a small business that helps people plan for their futures through risk management. I’m also studying to be a Certified Cicerone (beer sommelier). I have way too many hobbies.

Writing – copywriting, content writing, copy editing

Beer – event planning and hosting, education, pairings, consulting

Marketing – email, social, print

Insurance – life & health insurance license California #0K97262



Spirit World: Craft distilleries deliver a true grain-to-glass experience

While the state of Nevada is full of spirit, distilling alcohol only became legal in 2013 with the opening of Las Vegas Distillery. Since our last coverage of the state’s four other first-ever legal distilleries in 2015, the Lake Tahoe/Great Basin region has more than doubled its craft liquor production facilities.

Standing out through innovation, creativity, and process proves essential to making a name for oneself in the area’s growing distilling community. However, one thing is universal: Each distiller puts their blood, sweat, and tears into their cuts of heads, hearts, and tails. [Read more at Moonshine Ink]


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Getting Crafty: Going the extra mile to serve-up specialty beers

Tahoe is known for mountain landscapes, outdoor recreation, world-class ski resorts, and — craft beer? As liquids are wont to do, beer has been steadily seeping its way into this bustling mountain town thanks to passionate people taking on the challenge of providing craft beer to a thirsty audience. (Plus, local crafters at FiftyFifty gained clout at the last Great American Beer Festival.) [Read more at Moonshine Ink]


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FiftyFifty Brewing in Truckee, CA

5 Facts About FiftyFifty Brewing [Interview with Alicia Barr]

You’ve probably heard about FiftyFifty Brewing’s expansion into Reno with a proposed new location at the upcoming Reno Public Market. That future endeavor, combined with talk of distributing all the way to China, piqued my interest—I had to get some answers from co-founder Alicia Barr. While the future of FiftyFifty Brewing is bright and indefinite, five things are for sure: [Read more at The Thirsty Nevadan blog]


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Quick Guide to Craft Beer in Truckee, CA

Hello world. You don’t know me, but I’m the Truckee beer nerd around here. Okay, Reno, don’t scoff. Per capita, Truckee has turned into a neat little beer town. No, no, we can’t yet flaunt award-winning breweries popping up like wildflowers each spring. But we’ve had a few. So let’s have a few together. [Read more at The Thirsty Nevadan blog]