Professional Experience

I joined the WINK News team in June 2020. I am a general assignment reporter, soaking in more than just sunshine every single day!

I started my reporting career in Panama City Beach, Florida, at WJHG/WECP. There, my love for storytelling expanded as I learned the true impact of great journalism.

Four months into my time in the Panhandle, Hurricane Michael ravaged the area, showing me the importance of local news and the crucial need for journalism after a devastating event. My reporting helped people get the resources they needed after the storm, such as food, clothing, and shelter.

Given my experience covering a major storm, Hurricane Ian was like deja vu. Immediately after the storm, I knew how crucial it was to tell the stories of survival and connect people with the right resources to rebuild their lives.

The best feeling in the world is when my stories can bring a helping hand to someone in need.

My time in Southwest Florida has led me to cover various topics. From being a lead reporter on the Gabby Petitio case to covering the highly anticipated Florida elections, but not before navigating the challenges of reporting during a global pandemic.

There's a reason why I'm soaking up more than just sunshine! Every day I am lucky to learn something new about the environmental, political, and deeply personal stories of the Sunshine State.

Awards and Recognition

My work in the field led me to win a Florida Associated Press award for my coverage after Hurricane Michael.

I've emceed nearly half a dozen community staple events.

I have been written up in the Florida State University Nomadic Nole magazine for my accomplishments as a proud Seminole alumnus.

Hobbies, Interest & Community Involvement

I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes! I also have an aloe plant I’m really trying to keep alive. More than anything, I love getting outdoors and exercising with my dog Maggie Mae.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I love just being down south! I love the warm weather, the beaches, and being near friends and family.

Cameras flash for Fort Myers film festival

Lights! Camera! Action! The red carpet rolls out and the stars arrive at the 13th annual Fort Myers film festival. The festival will be featured all weekend, showcasing multiple short films from all over the world.

Lady Chadwick’s back on the water after Hurricane Ian

Lady Chadwick has her sea legs back. After about an hour of making sure the 75-ton boat was secured with straps, the crew finally lifted her up and into the water on San Carlos Island. She was taken out of the water in early September for routine maintenance and was supposed to be back by […]

Changing how we interpret hurricane cones

The National Hurricane Center says many people focus on the forecast cone rather than their potential impacts. Lee and Charlotte Counties were always in Hurricane Ian’s cone and at risk for storm surge.