Hello and welcome to my website!
I have worked as a professional writer, editor and historian in Western Pennsylvania for more than 18 years. Since 2003, I have written about the Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County and Western Pennsylvania for several regional publications.
My current research is focused on local amusement parks, carousels and roller coasters, in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. Along with my roles as a magazine editor, contracted writer, public speaker and freelance reporter, I am also the author of two local history books published by The History Press:
Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest
Amusement Park (2018)
Ligonier Valley Vignettes: Tales from the Laurel Highlands (2013)
COMING SOON! I am currently working on a new book on lost amusement parks across Western Pennsylvania, slated for publication in 2022. CAN YOU HELP? Contact me to share your photographs, stories and memories!