I am a writer and editor, digital media diva, and occasional humorist. I’m a regional editor for Mommy Poppins, as well as a freelance communications specialist with clients that include Paper Mill Playhouse and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
My areas of expertise include performing arts, lifestyle, parenting, and suburban ennui*.
I got my start as a police/general assignment reporter at my hometown newspaper, The Poughkeepsie Journal, and later made my way to the big city, where I held editorial positions at People magazine and several dance magazines. I eventually migrated to the communications world, and I had the great fortune to land at New York City Center, where I spent many happy hours in the theater watching the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Paul Taylor Dance Company do their thing on stage.
I bid farewell to the full-time life after the birth of my second child, and I now operate out of my home office, AKA my dining room/children’s arts & crafts center, in the brief but productive hours when the kids are at school.
I’ve written about dance, theater, and books for The Brooklyn Rail, Flavorwire, Columbia Journalism Review, Dance Magazine, Playbill, People, amNew York, and other print and online publications. When I find the time, I write essays and humorous nonsense; you can find some of my recent-ish work on GoodHousekeeping.com, Scary Mommy, and Mothers Always Write.
I blog at thefirstfortyblog.com.
*Don’t tell anyone, but I love the suburbs.