I am a broad-range Philadelphia-based freelance writer specializing in craft-beer coverage, dining, tourism, sustainable agriculture, and urban growth and development. I also copy-write for corporate and non-profit clients, and teach and speak on beer history, trends, pairings and marketing to women. I’ve written for national and local publications like USAirways, CBS.com, Travel Goods Showcase,Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine, All About Beer Magazine, Draft Magazine, Philadelphia magazine, The (Philadelphia Inquirer), and New Jersey Monthly, and I pen several regular columns about beer, restaurant trends and arts and culture, including the “Athena’s Fermentables” column about women and beer for Ale Street News, the country’s largest circulation beer newspaper. Before living this active freelance lifestyle, I worked as an equally energetic major-market TV news reporter.
I founded Beer for Babes, New Jersey’s original state-wide women’s group for beer appreciation and education, and I volunteer as the historian for the Pink Boots Society, an international non-profit organization for females in the beer industry. I’m also a Cicerone Certified Beer Server and co-founder of The Beer Pair/Ferment Your Event, a company that hosts tutored beer tastings and events. In the spring of 2013, I obtained a professional Core Wine Certificate through The National Wine School.
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