I’m a writer and an editor with ties to Arizona, New Mexico, and Virginia.

I work at Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, as the associate director of communications and public affairs.

I grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have a B.A. in history from Arizona State University and an M.A. in history from the University of Arizona.

I began my publishing career in Denver, Colorado, working for a variety of magazines. From 1987 to 1994, I was an editor of books and the Journal of Arizona History at the Arizona Historical Society, in Tucson. I moved to Richmond, Virginia, in 1994, when I became the editor of Virginia Cavalcade, the illustrated magazine of history at the Library of Virginia. It ceased publication in 2002.

In 2010, I published The Horse in Virginia: An Illustrated History with the University of Virginia Press.

I am also the primary author of Studies in Arizona History, a high-school textbook published in 1998 by the Arizona Historical Society.

I have contributed articles and book reviews to journals, newspapers, and books including Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, the Journal of Arizona History, the Washington and Lee Alumni Magazine, the Bloomsbury Review, and Virginia Libraries.