My work appears in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Southern Living, NASCAR Illustrated, The Faster Times, The Jewish Daily Forward, The Freelancer, Travel Connect, Minnesota Magazine, and many others.

I am a contributing writer for the Charlotte Observer, American City Business Journals, DC Refined, and Connect Magazine.

My commentary is showcased at Thought Catalog, Medium, and Like the Dew, Journal of Southern Culture and Politics.

I’ve developed custom content for a variety of corporate and nonprofit organizations such as HSBC Financial, The UPS Stores, ADT Security, and Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council.

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CHANGE MAGAZINE - Crossing the Divide

My piece on cross-functional work teams and their holistic approach in servicing customers. ViewPDF
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DC REFINED - Guys Holiday Gift Guide

  Here's what the guys really want for the holidays. ViewLink 
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CONNECT FAITH - Embracing Arch City

Columbus, Ohio, places inclusivity and amenity rich resources in a compact footprint that meeting planners love. Event planners are saying hello to Columbus in large numbers as Ohio’s largest and fastest-growing city flexes its meetings…
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CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE - They Sang What They Could Not Say

SEVENTY-THREE YEARS AGO, Jewish prisoners interred at Terezin, the notorious Nazi concentration camp, used their singing of Giuseppe Verdi’s "Requiem Mass" as a most unlikely weapon against their captors. In June 1944, 150 inmates, weakened…
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DCREFINED - Beaches, Boats & Boules – Amelia Island is a bro-some dude destination

Legions of guys from fathers and sons, brothers, college roommates, neighbors and poker pals swear by the guy getaway as a refuge where shirts stay permanently un-tucked, beards are in perpetual stubble, an occasional cigar is smoked, and in…
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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER - Boomer Options Aplenty for Seasoned and Novice Travelers

When south Charlotte resident Pat McCourt told her boss she was giving notice and taking early retirement, he was dumbfounded and struggled to understand why she’d want to give up her position. “I simply told him I wanted to travel…
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EPICUREAN CHARLOTTE FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE - Omakase Reigns When Dining at Baku

Less is usually more in the Japanese restaurant kitchen. From tiny yakitorias and roadside ramen shops to tempura palaces or the most intimate kai seki tea houses, the country’s most accomplished chefs know clean, unfettered culinary creations…
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CHANGE MAGAZINE - Telework Dials it In

Working remotely is not simply a trend, it’s an employment revolution and significant component in talent attraction, retention, productivity and cost savings for employers large and small.   As workday commutes stretch longer and…
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CONNECT SPORTS - Linda Logan on Why Columbus Has No Off-Season

Linda Logan is the only executive director the Greater Columbus Sports Commission has ever known. She helped form and has led the Commission since its inception in 2002. The organization is responsible for the Ohio city hosting 425 new…
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