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More Introductions

by | Nov. 15, 2010

LDS Living Blog

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work for several newspapers and magazines, and I can honestly say that I currently have my dream job with LDS Living—where I have been for four years. My job allows me to learn about a variety of meaningful topics, meet fascinating people, and even occasionally quench my thirst for international travel as I chase down a story.

I’m a big believer in the power of the written word, and in an age when the media is filled with negativity and sensationalism, I’m proud to be part of a publication that strives to provide useful information and uplifting stories for its readers—and I believe the best is yet to come.

What is your favorite LDS Living moment?

My favorite moment was when I opened the Jan/Feb 2008 issue for the first time and turned to “Running On Faith,” a feature article about Mitt Romney that I had the privilege of writing. That article ran just as the presidential primaries were heating up, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I loved it because Romney’s bid for the White House was not only important on a national scale, but also especially relevant to the LDS audience.

What are your three favorite places in or near your hometown? 1. Sundance Ski Resort
2. Bombay House (Indian restaurant)
3. Springville Museum of Art

Name three things on your bucket list. 1. Write a novel (and get it published!).
2. Visit all of the New Seven Wonders of the World (three down, four to go). I’ve been to Petra, Machu Picchu, and Taj Mahal. Next I’d like to see the Colosseum in Rome.
3. Learn to speak French.

What is your favorite word?

Trifecta.

What is your favorite family tradition?

I love all things autumn—the chill in the air, the dramatic colors, and the delicious pumpkin recipes, to name a few. And it seems my passion for the season has rubbed off on my two boys. Every year they look forward to the corn maze and pumpkin patch at Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point. And no visit is complete without going on a haunted hayride and shooting the corn cannons with their dad.

What is your cell phone ringtone?

Okay, I admit that when I saw this question, I frantically started searching for a clever ringtone that would perfectly reflect my personality. But the sad truth is that, although I’ve had my iPhone for well over a year, I just haven’t made the time to customize it. I still use one of the ringtones the phone came with–Marimba, to be exact.

What book are you reading right now?

I like to alternate between nonfiction and fiction. Right now I’m finishing up The World Is Flat (version 3.0) by Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman. Next on the list is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.

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