I am a reporter and producer.
I have worked as a freelance reporter, video producer, and podcast host for 5 years. Most recently I produced, directed and wrote a documentary on tourism in Barcelona. I am a luxury correspondent based in Europe for Skift.
In recent years, I have also helped develop Travel+Leisure's nascent news coverage and multimedia initiatives, launched the content strategy for the high-growth health brand Sakara Life, edited a personal growth book titled Your Vibrant Life (Balboa Press, 2016), and conducted research for Farai Chideya's book Your Episodic Career (Atria Books, 2016). I have developed packages and written content for a variety of other brands from wellness to tech including MindBodyGreen, Sojern, Mic, APEX Magazine, Bayer and GigaOm.
Previously, I was a founding employee of the travel business and intelligence site Skift. For four years, I wrote original content on tourism, hospitality, aviation, marketing and digital innovation. I produced two to four original pieces a day, regularly interviewed industry executives on video, analyzed reports, defined and highlighted trends, and tracked breaking news. My work also appeared on CNN, NBC News, Quartz and the Week.
I reported from abroad including Qatar, Dubai, Germany, France and Colombia. I conceptualized and created several digital products including Skift's weekly podcast and e-books of CEO interviews. I also gave live presentations covering strategy and trends on behalf of the brand to audiences of 100+.
Kindly find examples of my work, live speaking presentations, video interviews and podcast below.
> The Psychology Behind Luxury Employee Training Programs [via Skift]
> Impact of Travel Warnings [via African Development Bank]
> Should Times Square Keep Its Visitor-Friendly Pedestrian Pavilions? [via Travel+Leisure]
> How to Travel Without a Wallet [via Travel+Leisure]
> The Tool Every Business Traveler Wants -- But Will Never Get [via Quartz]
> A Brief History of 'What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas' [via The Week]
> Ten Ways Mayor Bloomberg Changed the Way New York City Moves [via Business Insider]
> The Ad Club's Travel Marketing Event in Boston (April 2015): I presented a case for how alternative travel is changing the travel industry and armed a group of 100+ executives with strategies and practices to adopt to the new reality. Watch the full presentation here.
> Visit Dubai's Annual Hotelier Breakfast in Dubai (January 2015): I presented Skift's 15 Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015 to a group of 50 of hospitality marketers.
> Atout France's French Affairs in Las Vegas (October 2014): I spoke alongside photographer Vivienne Gucwa on the evolution of social travel, travelers' sharing habits and how it impacts travel operators.
> The Skift Forum in New York City (October 2014): I interviewed Visit Florida CEO Will Seccombe and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau CMO Cathy Tull on the future of destination marketing and development. Watch the full interview here.
> New York Travel Festival in New York City (April 2014): I spoke on a panel discussion regarding the evolution of the sharing economy. Watch the full interview here.
> Barcelona and the Trials of 21st Century Tourism [August 2017, via Skift]
> New Travelers, New Methods, New Locations [October 2014, via Huffpost Live]
> Study Shows Entrepreneurship Likes Men Better [March 2014, via HuffPost Live]
> Travel Is Your Business -- Producer & Host [via Travel Is Your Business]
> The Skift Podcast -- Producer & Host [via Skift]