Awards

Below are a few of the awards I’ve won for writing in my 20-year career that includes stops at daily newspapers (working as a sports and business writer), a university public relations department and several trade publications (business and outdoor). 

Click here to learn more about my Harold S. Hirsch Award for Words from NASJA.

    Journalism awards

    Outdoor Media Summit

    • Winner, Best Outdoor B2B Story, 2020

    North American Snowsports Journalists Association

    • Winner, Harold S. Hirsch Award for Words, 2020

    Specialized Information Publishers Association

    • Third place, Best Series of Articles on One Topic, 2017
    • Honorable Mention, Best Business/Marketing/Other Interpretative or Analytical Reporting, 2016

    Tennessee Press Association

      • First place, Spot News Reporting, 2008

      Society of Professional Journalists

      • Second place, Sports Commentary, Non-Daily, 2008

      Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education (CASE)

      • Award of Excellence in Feature Writing; 2006-07

      Tennessee College Public Relations Association

      • Gold medal; Feature, News or Alumni Magazine Article; 2006-07
      • Bronze medal, Feature, News or Alumni Magazine Article, 2005-06

      Alaska Press Club

      • First Place, Best Sports News Reporting, Large Newspapers, 2005
      • Second Place, Best Sports News Reporting, Large Newspapers, 2005

        My first PR Award

        Here I am in September 2023 winning my first PR award. Brooks Hansen of Camp Chef (one of the brands in my company's portfolio) and I were given the Judge's Choice Award for “PR People of the Year” at the Outdoor Media Summit in Boise, Idaho.