“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 Static Detonation Chamber team traveled to the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Kentucky Feb. 25-26 for a lessons-learned visit with colleagues at their Explosive Destruction Technology facility after more than a year of biweekly calls to discuss the systems.
- A brief overview of what happened at PCAPP in March 2020.
- A public event to mark the achievement of eliminating 50% of the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot mustard agent stockpile by the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant has been canceled.
- The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant has begun shipping salt water off site in an effort to relieve the Water Recovery System of a high salt concentration that could potentially damage its tanks.
- The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant received high marks from a recent Department of the Army Inspector General Chemical Surety Inspection.
- A brief overview of what happened at PCAPP in February 2020.
- The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant destroyed more than half the mustard agent in obsolete chemical munitions stored for more than a half-century at the U.S. Army’s Pueblo Chemical Depot.
- Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant employees brought science and robotics to life for students at the Pueblo School District 60 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fair.
- Pneumatic, or air-pressure operated, cylinders are solving a problem with certain electrical systems at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.
- A brief overview of what happened at PCAPP in January 2020.
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.