When I was I kid I hated reading. My twin sister couldn’t seem to ever put her book down. But I couldn’t ever pick one up. That was until I read a book that I actually enjoyed. Somehow my job now is to read things and pick out details that would interest people and help them live better, informed lives as an engagement producer. I’m a recent grad from Northwest Missouri State University, and I’m from Kansas City, Missouri. Before joining the Tampa Bay Times I interned at the Kansas City Star doing the same work I’m excited to continue doing. When I’m not working you’ll find me hitting up the local beaches, getting drinks with friends, taking photos or anything that gets me outside.