I’m an early riser who fills you in on what's been happening while most of you were sleeping, and passionate about bringing you stories that will both inform and entertain you. I’m here to help you start your day off right. Have a tip? Let me know. I graduated from the University of Florida and joined the Tampa Bay Times in May 2016 after working for nearly 30 years at The Tampa Tribune and, before that, the Clearwater Sun, so Tampa Bay is in my blood. If you run into me, I’ll likely be near a beach, at church, anywhere near downtown Safety Harbor, or enjoying a cigar with my buddies.