IT WAS DESTINY

We all have those cringe-worthy home videos and stories that friends and family like to revisit at the worst possible moments, but my now-embarrassing moment sparked a passion that paved my career path.

At age 10, I reenacted red carpet interviews and reported live from my home's "anchor desk" on the latest news. When AOL hit, I created a weekly music digest and produced an alternative 'zine littered with tildes and flashing graphics. This is when I became obsessed with creating and sharing content I knew readers wanted.

I have now worked in the digital media industry for more than eight years, getting my start at one of the leading companies in lifestyle entertainment. I have experience creating and editing original, SEO-driven content, working with ad sales on sponsor-integrated digital series and managing a team of writers as the editor-in-chief of HGTV.com's blog. Currently, I manage high-priority editorial integration projects, submit creative concept proposals for potential clients and lead a team of writers who craft knowledgeable and on-trend content.

IN A NUTSHELL

Color: Green
Movie: You've Got Mail
TV Show: Frasier (comfort), Breaking Bad (content)
Fictional Character: Leslie Knope
City: Atlanta
Guilty Pleasure: Celebrity gossip
Animal: Cat
Season: Spring
Scent: My husband
Sound: The clip-clap of horse hooves
Candy: Swedish fish
Food: Potatoes (in any and all forms)
Drink: Iced soy latte
Fruit: Cantaloupe

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

MARK TWAIN

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