I am a columnist with McNaughton Newspapers, and editor of the Winters Express newspaper in Winters, California. I have more than 25 years of experience as an editor, and was the co-founder, co-editor and CEO for iPinion Syndicate from 2010-17.
During my 25-year tenure as Winters Express editor, the publication has won First Place in General Excellence in the California Newspaper Publishers Associations’ Better Newspapers Contest in 2000, and Second and Third Place in General Excellence in the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspapers Contest as well.
I have five First Place awards from the National Newspaper Association for column writing, one Second and two Thirds. On the state level, I have four First Place awards in column writing from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and three Second Place awards.
I was the winner of the national column writing talent search for the Front Porch Syndicate in 2002 and was nationally syndicated in The Front Porch magazine for several years until the publication closed. I served as a judge in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest for 24 years, and served as an essay writing judge for the Yolo County Academic Decathlon competition for 10 years. I additionally serve as a mentor for the high school newspaper, the Wolfkskill News & Review in Winters, California.
Resigning as iPinion Syndicate CEO in 2017, I continue to serve as a contributor and advisor for iPinion Syndicate. While specializing in writing opinion and commentary, I am also interested in screenwriting, and fiction and non-fiction writing.
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