Trial Gardener, Writer, Book Author, Cooking Light
It all started with a tomato harvest and Facebook. Our farm’s garden turned into the test kitchen’s trial garden, growing into a monthly column and a book. From 2012 to 2017, we hosted curious chefs, camera crews, and hungry friends to celebrate the taste and thrills of having homegrown food.
Roles & Responsibilities
Operated trial garden for Cooking Light test kitchens, from seed to tasting table. Garden expert and and columnist for Cooking Light magazine and website (2012-2015, 2017).
Services & Skills
Writer, Editor, Blogger, Photographer, Team Morale Booster (!), Grower/Gardener, On-Screen Video, Public Relations
I run A New Leaf Consulting, helping national consumer brands tell their stories effectively. As a writer, I create content in home, garden, travel and food categories for media brands such as Southern Living, Cooking Light, HGTV Gardens, and Garden & Gun. And I am lucky to live and breathe plant life 24/7 as co-owner of Maple Valley Nursery, a wholesale growing operation.