HOUSTON — Hi, I’m the economy reporter for the Houston Chronicle.

Enterprise business reporting is my strength. I’m most skilled at covering economics, energy and the environment, but I dabble in policy, politics and breaking news, too.

My undergraduate degrees from Colorado State University are in journalism and economics. I know a bit about all kinds of energy, and I have a background in oil markets reporting, due to my previous internship at Bloomberg.

I care a lot about power: who has it, who doesn’t and why. Institutional transparency and the financial future of local journalism are important to me, particularly after my first internship with The Denver Post.

I was raised in Colorado but born in the south. My family – from Tennessee and Florida – tends to be on the road a lot (I am too). While I miss the Rocky Mountains, I’m enjoying a return to southern culture, where life is slower, the food is better and the news is plentiful.

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