Most recently, I was an award-winning lead reporter, content coach, editor and podcaster at the Las Cruces Sun-News in Las Cruces, NM. Before that, I was Director of Communications for Las Cruces Public Schools. I'm also a former Public Information Officer for the Third Judicial District Attorney's Office. Now, I'm striking out on my own with Organ Mountain News. I am a fan of journalism, media and radio. I’m also interested in photography, design and typography.

Published In

Las Cruces Sun-News, USA Today, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Des Moines Register, CityNews Toronto

Focus Areas

  • Doña Ana County
  • Las Cruces
  • New Mexico

6 Articles
over 2 years ago

2021 Distinguished Resident: Garrey Carruthers

Garrey Carruthers was chosen as our Distinguished Resident for his lifetime of public service — to both NMSU and the ...

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almost 3 years ago

Tequila Tepozán, founded by Las Crucens, launches with a splash

Don Carlos Padilla is an agave farmer in San Julian, in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico. How he met two guys ...

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almost 4 years ago

A life well-lived: Las Cruces City Councilor Gabe Vasquez remembers his Tío Sergio

Like so many, Sergio Vasquez grew up on both sides of the border — with one foot in Ciudad Juárez, the other in El Pa...

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about 4 years ago

81-year-old Las Cruces COVID-19 survivor recounts strange illness, hospitalization and recovery

Eddie Bernal, a retired 81-year-old correctional officer who lives in Las Cruces and Mexico, has recovered from COVID...

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over 7 years ago

Millennials like this mixed-ethnicity couple are reshaping America

The story of millennials Luz Skywalker and Zach Eason isn't black and white. It isn't Red or Blue. It's messy, and it...

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about 9 years ago

Memorial Day search for Fenn’s treasure yields snow, pot and dental surgery

They say it’s impossible to find Fenn’s gold on the first try. On Memorial Day weekend, we set out to prove them wrong.

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