“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.
- The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team completed the destruction of nearly 300,000 155mm projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, on Sept. 5, marking the end of the main plant’s first munitions campaign.
- Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens' Advisory Commission members commented on the recent completion of the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s 155mm projectile campaign.
- Pallets of 155mm projectiles containing mustard agent slated for destruction were delivered to the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant for the last time on Aug. 27.
- A brief overview of what happened at PCAPP in August 2020.
- The pavement surrounding the Pueblo Static Detonation Chamber units is now complete.
- The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant reported its best month ever for processing munitions at the end of July, topping the June record set one month earlier.
- Workers completed the assembly of the three Static Detonation Chamber units at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in July.
- A brief overview of what happened at PCAPP in July 2020.
- With the completion of 4.2-inch baseline reconfiguration on June 23, ordnance technicians at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant transitioned to assist with 155mm projectile destruction and will also work on Static Detonation Chamber startup.
- The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team has applied for a final permit that will govern the treatment of the remaining chemical munitions stockpile in the main plant.
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.