Years in media: 14

Why I got into this business: Why I got into this business is trivial. Why I stay in it is this: To make my community, state, country and, ultimately, the world a better place.

In one sentence, why is journalism important: Without a robust press that is free and independent, our communities and overall democracy will erode into a pit of misery.

What three words describe you: Runner. Journalist. Science.

What issue fires you up: “Alternative facts.”

Who is an American you admire: Steve Prefontaine.

What is your favorite local hangout: Turkey Mountain.

Favorite movie: "Jurassic Park."

Favorite book(s): "Jurassic Park. The Lost World." "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."

Favorite quote: "The real purpose of running isn't to win a race, it's to test the limits of the human heart.” — Bill Bowerman