Hometown: Grosse Pointe Woods
Birthday: May 2
I am a longtime Michigan resident, sports enthusiast and journalist who is excited to bring you the best from your community through Patch.com.
I grew up in Portsmouth, VA, and I graduated from the University of Virginia in 1995.
I worked as an intern, copy editor and sports designer at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, VA, from 1994-97.
In 1997, I moved to Grosse Pointe Park. Also in 1997, I began working as a copy editor at The Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens. I moved to the sports department in 1999, and I covered events ranging from the NBA Finals to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Mostly, though, I concentrated on high school sports, being there for the football playoffs and the county swim meet.
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I attend Christ Church Grosse Pointe.