My reporting on U.S. small businesses in 2020 scooped multiple major national publications on topics from Covid-19…

  • the chaotic launch of the U.S. government’s Paycheck Protection Program, confusion over its ensuing rollout, and more turmoil during the program’s Round 2 launch
  • why many of Georgia’s small businesses stayed closed when the state reopened
  • local chambers of commerce on the brink of nationwide collapse fighting desperately for federal Covid-19 relief

…to Black Lives Matter’s impact on Black entrepreneurs:

  • Walker & Company Brands founder and CEO Tristan Walker on racism, Covid-19, and picking a side
  • how a Black-owned private club became an Atlanta hot spot for activists, politicians, business leaders, and cultural icons to connect
  • a former college basketball star who launched a new startup on Juneteenth to reinvest in Black America

More broadly, I’ve reported on a wide range of subjects, from business…

  • how two co-founders faced down cancer, a mental breakdown, and a year of unimaginable stress – preparing them oddly well for 2020’s roller-coaster insanity
  • an island rum company that’s grown across the Southeast despite lacking a single bridge or road to the mainland
  • the inside story behind the creation of Hamburger Helper’s now-infamous viral trap mixtape

…to sports:

  • the startup-like blueprint behind the creation of MLS newcomer Atlanta United FC
  • a pair of sisters driving the hopes of the Australian women’s national ultimate team at the 2016 world championships
  • an Atlanta-based nonprofit breaking down racial and socioeconomic barriers through soccer

From investigative work…

  • a look into the shady new world of fake resumes, professional interviewees, and other job-seeker scams
  • an award-winning Medill Justice Project investigation of a woman potentially wrongfully convicted of first-degree reckless homicide
    • update (02/19): Jennifer Hancock is now seeking a new trial in Dane County, Wisconsin

…to personal essays:

  • spending my first month in New York City living in the Airbnb from hell
  • losing my childhood home-away-from-home to Atlanta’s development and urban sprawl
  • my weekly advice column on workplace issues from the perspective of a young employee

I’ve edited thousands of op-eds – literally – and the daily email newsletter Inc. This Morning. I’ve also edited multiple fiction novels, pitches/proposals, and countless other forms of writing.