Art + Design + Culture reporting

I began covering the arts as an intern in college. Reporting on lesser-known artists throughout the Inland Empire, my early experiences in journalism centered around giving a voice to artists east of Los Angeles. At the height of my involvement in arts and design reporting, I founded Multi Medium, an online platform focused on delivering arts news and features through multiple digital mediums.

After Multi Medium, I relocated to Palm Springs and continued to support the local arts scene in the desert.​ From Modernism Week, Fashion Week and the Palm Springs Film Festival to underground dinner parties, local nerd conventions and theme park history, I was the go-to features reporter for all things arts, design and culture.

ROLE: Creator/Executive Producer, Editor, Reporter/Videographer, Events Coordinator
DATE: Oct. 2007 – Jan. 2017

DOWNLOADABLE PDFS + STORY LINKS

“ON THE RIGHT TRACT: PROJECT STUDIES JACKRABBIT HOMESTEADS IN THE HIGH DESERT,” THE DESERT SUN, JUNE 30, 2013  | PAGE 1, PAGE 2
Kim Stringfellow’s look at the old homesteads that first established the high deserts of California is both a haunting and beautiful look at some of the state’s original settlers.
“A MOVEABLE FEAST: SECRET SUPPER CLUB KEEPS YOU GUESSING AS YOU EXPAND YOUR PALATE, AND CIRCLE OF FRIENDS,” THE DESERT SUN, NOV. 6, 2013  | PAGE 1, PAGE 2
Breaking the news on Palm Springs underground supper club, I was the first reporter invited to join this small but elite group of foodie friends in the desert as they put on elaborate dinner parties in unusual locations, complete with themes and a dress code.
“IT’S MR. BANKS DOWN TO THE LAST BUTTON,” THE DESERT SUN, JAN. 3, 2014  | PAGE 1, PAGE 2
Costume designer, Daniel Orlandi, discusses going back in time on the set of “Saving Mr. Banks.”
“OPEN HOUSE: LOCAL DESIGNER CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY SHOWS OFF COMPOUND FOR MODERNISM WEEK,” DESERT POST WEEKLY/THE DESERT SUN, FEB. 15, 2014  | PAGE 1, PAGE 2, PAGE 3
Interior designer, Christopher Kennedy opens his first of many compound showcases for Palm Springs Modernism Week.
“VARIATIONS OF A THEME: THE FOUNDERS OF DISNEYLAND, KNOTT’S BERRY FARM PUT FOCUS ON CREATING FAMILY FUN,” THE DESERT SUN, JUNE 9, 2014  | PAGE 1, PAGE 2, PAGE 3
The founding fathers of Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland have more in common than you think… including some shared engineers.
“CULTURE EVOLUTION: COMIC-CON A FEAST FOR ARTS AND FANS,” THE DESERT SUN, JULY 20, 2014  | PAGE 1, PAGE 2
A historic look at Comic-Con from start to 2014, including interviews with the makers and shakers of the convention.
“SALVATION MOUNTAIN SAVIORS,” THE DESERT SUN, SEPT. 21, 2014  | PAGE 1, PAGE 2
Years after the death of its founder, Salvation Mountain stood at risk of demolition and ruin. A group of locals banned together to create a foundation to save the infamous monument in the desert.