Having lived in New Mexico for two years now, I've come to love the people, culture and of course the food!
I'm from Arizona and most of my immediate family still lives there.
My journalistic endeavors have taken me across the country and back, it's been an amazing ride, but I am happy to be back in the Southwest.
I graduated from Arizona State's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications with a B.A. and landed my first reporting job in St. George, Utah shortly after.
From there it was on to Huntington, West Virginia where I was able to work with some talented veteran reporters who taught me to look 'beyond the sound bites' and in the process inspired me to tell better stories.
I also learned some new tricks behind the camera as well.
After more than a year in West Virginia, I was ready to come back to the Southwest.
I joined KRQE News 13 in 2010 starting off in Farmington, covering stories in the Four Corners region. Talk about an underrated area of the state! I loved my time in Farmington; I was welcomed with open arms by the communities around the Four Corners who had so many stories just waiting to be told.
After 9 months in Farmington I was brought to Albuquerque where I've been since.
When I'm not working... (which is rare)... I like checking out new restaurants, I'm a BIG foodie, traveling around the state & country as well as volunteering at Animal Humane as a dog walker.
I'm really enjoying my time in New Mexico & at KRQE, each day on the job brings an exciting new challenge in covering the stories that impact the entire state, it's a challenge I hope to continue to rise up to.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Meeting 211 goes to the University of New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos and New Mexico State renewed their rivalry on a basketball court Wednesday night with the Lobos winning 79 to 70.
MMA fighter Holly Holm has more than a fight to talk about this week. Holm also has a major sponsor in her corner.