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Digital savvy multi-media producer.

I enjoy creating videos that not only inform but entertain. I have a heart for Africa, namely Tanzania, and enjoy learning about different cultures.

I joined FOX 4 in 2003 as a Creative Services Producer. In 2007 I joined FOX 4's Internet Department where I write stories for the web and produce videos. I feel fortunate to have a job where I can not only work, but play on the Internet.

When not pecking away at the keyboard you'll find me studying Swahili or outside swimming, hiking, biking, running and exploring the great outdoors.

Rom. 1:16 | Rom. 12:2 | Eph. 3:16-19


Recent Articles
  • kathy nick

    Kansas City celebs attempt karaoke for charity (no rotten tomatoes were thrown)

    Members of the FOX 4 morning team are used to microphones. They use them every day — to talk. But last Thursday some of Kansas City’s favorite faces braved the mic and sang karaoke — or tried to. The event benefited the work Mercy and Truth Medical Missions is doing in Tanzania, East Africa. Depending on how sensitive your ears are, you may want to adjust your speakers before playing this video.  

  • Actors from “The Good Lie” share Sudanese refugee story

    Actors Ger Duany and Emmanuel Jal, along with producer Molly Smith, spoke about the new movie “The Good Lie” starring Reese Witherspoon, which tells the story of Sudanese refugees who resettle in Kansas.

  • gunpoint

    Here’s what it looks like to get robbed at gunpoint

    While riding a bike through a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Alexander Hennessy was held up at gunpoint. Initially the gunman attempted to cut Hennessy off while he pedaled down a bike path with friends. Hennessy managed to veer away and even laughed off the encounter. But things turned much more dangerous moments later. Watch as Hennessy gets away unharmed — footage captured on his GoPro camera.

  • frat

    Frat’s remake of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ is ‘hella good’

    Regardless of what you think of Taylor Swift or her new hit single “Shake It Off,” she’s made quite an impression with the Delta Sigma Phi Beta Mu fraternity at Translyvania University in Kentucky. With one handy cameraman the guys produced a flawless lip-synced rendition of the song in one take. With each transition, the guys keep viewers on the edge of their seats, wondering ‘What are they going to do next!?’ If there were ever a video you wished […]

  • Thou Mayest coffee

    Zimbabwean farmers surviving on pennies prompts new coffee in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After speaking with Bo Nelson about his new coffee startup, Thou Mayest, one may feel as if they could conquer the world. That’s because Nelson’s passion for coffee – and the people he’s hoping to help – punctuates every sentence. Quite literally, Nelson is a man on a mission. That mission began seven months ago after he returned from Zimbabwe, East Africa. Its economy crashed in 2000 and it’s just now making a slow comeback with […]

  • Tech N9ne accepts ALS ice bucket challenge on FOX 4 News

    When Tech N9ne does something, he does it big. Which is how he did the ALS ice bucket challenge. None of us at FOX 4 should have been surprised what took place during our live broadcast with the rapper, but what Tech N9ne did after having buckets of ice-cold water dumped on him shocked all of us. None more than Mark Alford.

  • preggo

    Man poses for pregnancy photos since his wife didn’t want to

    The pictures are … interesting — if you have a healthy sense of humor. One man posted one simple sentence with a handful of photos. “My wife didn’t want to take maternity pictures, so I hired a photographer and took her place…” His creativity has since spread like baby toys in the play room on social media. We’ve grabbed one photo to peak your interest. To see the rest, click here.

  • Cave Bouldering Gym

    Cave Bouldering Gym opens in Kansas City, climbers rejoice

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rome wasn’t built in a day, but a new bouldering gym in midtown Kansas City was constructed in just two months. And the mastermind behind it, Elsa Bleeker, said she couldn’t have done it without an amazing group volunteers. “Without the volunteers, this wouldn’t have happened,” she said. “It would have been me and this ugly, dirty space that I had.” Bleeker, a world traveler and adventure enthusiast, said she got bored last fall and decided […]

  • crime scene

    Man gunned down on porch identified

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have identified the 18-year-old man who was gunned down on his porch Thursday night in the 6900 block of Bellefontaine in Kansas City, Mo. Police said Deion J. Solomon was killed around 9:30 p.m. after someone drove by and opened fire while Solomon was standing outside on a porch. Before police arrived at the scene, Solomon had already been taken to the hospital in a private vehicle where he was pronounced dead. A woman on […]

  • Recipes

    Grilled Summer Slaw with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

    Grilled coleslaw? You bet! Grilled cabbage wedges acquire terrific flavor while retaining their crunchiness. Dress the coleslaw right before serving, as the dressing makes the cabbage wilt. Place the onions perpendicular to the grill grates so they don’t fall through. Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients: 8 green onions, tops trimmed 1 medium head red cabbage, tough outer leaves removed, cut into 4 wedges 1 head Napa cabbage, tough outer leaves removed, cut into 4 wedges Vegetable oil 8 ounces Gorgonzola […]

  • Grant

    In roundabout way, ‘Humans of New York’ features this handsome, homeless Kansas City dog

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Internet has a way of connecting people — and pets. The word “web” is fitting. Information filters out, expands and weaves its way through cyber space, finding its way to you. Many are familiar with Humans of New York on Facebook, founded by Brandon Stanton. Currently, more than seven million people have ‘liked’ his page. Recently Stanton posted a collage of photos highlighting his girlfriend’s pet initiative, Susie’s Senior Dogs, named after their dog, Susie. […]

  • Jail

    Missouri woman sues over husband’s death in jail

    MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A woman is suing two northwest Missouri counties and several officials after her husband died after he was jailed. Janet Harris of Maysville alleges in the lawsuit that the staff at the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail didn’t give her husband medical treatment for a lung infection while he was jailed for 25 days. Thirty-six-year-old Timothy Harris died in early June. The jail’s administrator, Robert Gray, declined to comment on the pending litigation. He is one of 12 […]