Profiles

I love writing profiles. As a writer I get the opportunity to spend time with a subject, get to know the person, and then introduce that person to the reader. Here are a few of my favorite profiles:

Community Healer: Daughter of the Imperial Valley Creates a Haven for Kids
Rosi Nava’s vision comes to life in the Imperial County.
http://www.healthycal.org/archives/13224

The Calling
I had the opportunity for a long discussion with Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray, a significant figure in the recent history of South Los Angeles. The best part might be when he closed his eyes and quoted Langston Hughes.
http://www.healthycal.org/archives/10587

Going the Distance
My first piece for the Washingtonian. I did a four-mile run with Brooke. She wasn’t even out of breath.
http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcomment/scene/going-the-distance.php

Susi Wyss’ African Adventure
My second story for the Washingtonian.
http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcomment/washingtonian/susi-wyss-african-adventure.php

A Wider Circle
I spent a few hours with Mark Bergel in his life-changing warehouse for a story that ran in Bethesda Magazine.
http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Magazine/November-December-2011/A-Guide-to-Giving/A-Wider-Circle/A-Closer-Look-at-A-Wider-Circle/

Making the Cut
This is an old story, but I liked it. I was green, but Sara Walsh was great. She’s now on ESPN.
http://www.ontaponline.com/2008/09/01/making-the-cut/