“Some personal news,” as they say:
I recently joined the Pueblo Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office as a public outreach specialist. Check out examples of my work here.
- One of Colorado’s leading citizens in public oversight of the chemical weapons being destroyed at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Colorado recently addressed the international body overseeing the arms control treaty that bans them.
- A brief overview of what happened at PCAPP in December 2019.
- In 2019, workers at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant made significant progress in the destruction of mustard agent-filled munitions, eliminating hundreds of tons of chemical agent.
- Workers at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant have begun erecting a structure to cover the first Static Detonation Chamber.
- The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant is preparing to increase its processing capacity by activating a third Immobilized Cell Bioreactor module.
- A brief overview of what happened at PCAPP in November 2019.
- Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant and U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot representatives met with local government officials to update them on progress being made at the Pueblo site.
- The U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot is home to three types of munitions filled with mustard agent, and the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant is working to destroy the weapons in three campaigns to meet its goal of finishing by Dec. 31, 2023.
- The first Static Detonation Chamber component was placed on its concrete pad Oct. 31 at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, marking the start of assembly for the first of three units that will augment the main plant’s automated processes.
- The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant submitted documents to clear the way for a final permit that will govern the treatment of the remaining chemical munitions stockpile in the main plant’s automated process.
Most recently, I worked as production manager of the Colorado Springs Independent, Colorado Springs Business Journal and Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group for Colorado Publishing House, where I also helped launch the new Southeast Express community newspaper and website.
Before that, I was digital editor and digital media director for The Pueblo Chieftain for over six years, and served in many roles at Arizona’s East Valley Tribune over my 13 years at the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper. I also started and maintain the pop culture blog Nerdvana.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I have taught online media at Cronkite and web design at Pueblo Community College, and am past president of the Southern Colorado Press Club.