Have worked as a writer, designer and editor at publications across the country. Stops along the way have included associate editor at Golfweek Magazine in Orlando, Fla.; night sports editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin; assistant sports editor at Burlington (Vt.) Free Press/USA Today; sports editor at the Fargo (N.D.) Forum; outdoors/sports editor at the St. Augustine (Fla.) Record and designer at the Durango (Colo.) Herald.
Favorite stories I’ve worked on: The 1999 Daytona 500 — viewed from Turn 1 — the year Jeff Gordon edged Dale Earnhardt Sr. at the wire. Also, 1984 Frozen Four in Lake Placid, N.Y. — Bowling Green defeated Minnesota-Duluth in four overtimes in the championship — a world golf championship in Japan in the mid-1990s and the 1996 Curtis Cup international golf tournament in Killarney, Ireland.
What I enjoy most about my job: Writing about my passion — Minnesota outdoors.
One of my proudest moments: Completing the 2006 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic — a 50-mile bike race that winds up the Rocky Mountains — 7,000 feet of climbing through several mountain passes — from Durango, Colo., to Silverton, Colo.
Dream vacation: A fly-in fishing trip to the Canadian backcountry.
One of my most memorable experiences: Golfing with Gary and Jack Nicklaus in a mini-tour pro-am in south Florida in the early 1990s, when Jack still had some game.
Most memorable interview: Several come to mind, the first two one-on-one interviews before the individuals had yet to realize greatness: Tiger Woods when he won a United States Golf Association amateur golf title in the early 1990s and Phil Jackson when he was an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls in the mid-1980s. Also, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Sr., interviewed together in a near-empty press room hours after Gordon edged Earnhardt in the ’99 Daytona 500. Got to experience firsthand the friction, competitiveness and respect that existed between these two at the time in what turned out to be one of Earnhardt’s last runs at Daytona.