"The power of imagination makes us infinite." - John Muir

I love adventure. I also probably use the word love far too much, considering how many wonderful synonyms there are. Sometimes I can be neurotic about plans, but I prefer to go with the flow, and I have faith that things always work out in the end.

I've always been inclined toward writing, which is how I ended up studying journalism and songwriting at the University of Southern California. As a reporter, I thoroughly enjoy long-form stories, digital media and photography. While I have a soft spot for hard covers and snail mail, I'm excited by new technology and innovative storytelling.

Music has always been an important part of my life. To my older brother's annoyance, I'm singing or humming nearly 24-7. I wake up every morning with a song stuck in my head, and I take every opportunity to play around on the guitar. Songwriting is my catharsis, and performing is my pleasure.

When I'm not singing or writing, I'm hiking - or wishing I were. I feel most at home in the mountains and most inspired by nature's marvels. Granola bars are my favorite food group.

Whatever I do in life, I want to pursue passion; be a part of something bigger than me; smile half as often as an infant; be kind to everyone; and measure life by adventures, not years.