Owner, Blue Ridge Muse
Journalist since 1965 when hired at age 17 by The Roanoke Times. After five years, moved on to The Telegraph in Alton, Illinois, for 12 years. Worked out of Washington DC as contract photographer for 23 years (1981-2004) except for a brief and unsatisfied stint as a political operative. Now living in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Floyd, Virginia, and working as a contract reporter/photographer for Berkshire Hathaway newspapers and area TV stations and cable news networks shooting video. Founder of the Internet's oldest political news web site (Capitol Hill Blue) and operator of hyperlocal news web site (Blue Ridge Muse).