The environment has always been a running theme in my work as a journalist these past eight years.
That’s not exactly a surprise. North Idaho residents are surrounded by a natural splendor that’s tough to match. It’s also no surprise that North Idahoans care about their environment and their ability hike, hunt, fish and otherwise enjoy it to their heart’s content. That’s why I’m so excited to join the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness team as a communications specialist and newsletter editor.
You may already know me from my work as the Sandpoint Reader editor the past four years. And moving forward, you’ll still see my byline within the Reader pages as its editor at large (don’t worry, ethics hawks: I’ll be passing on any Scotchman Peaks journalism assignments). Prior to the Reader, I worked as a staff writer for the Bonner County Daily Bee, my first job out of school. I also contribute articles to a variety of state and local publications like Sandpoint Magazine and the Boise Weekly.
I’m working to broaden my experiences as I prepare for law school next year — more specifically, environmental law, if all goes according to plan. There’s no better way to appreciate why the environment is worth protecting than by participating in the boots-on-the-ground work the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness does every day.
So what exactly does that mean? Well, I’ll be contributing a lot more blog posts like this one here. I’ll be working on layout and copy writing for the Friends’ newsletter. And there are plenty of other odds and ends I’ll be handling to connect the Friends with the people that keep its mission alive.
So cheers, North Idaho! I’m excited to be working on an issue close to so many hearts, and I hope you are too.