Officials at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge are having to periodically close the Three Sisters Springs to human visitors due to the sheer number of manatees crowding into the protected area.
PENSACOLA, Florida ;-- ;From my perch in a small one-man kayak on the waters of Big Lagoon State Park ;in Pensacola, I can see clear across the waters of Grand Lagoon to the wooden areas surrounding it. Great egrets cruise across the water...
"I immediately plunge into the spring... up to my mid-shins. Exhale. Relax. Heat flowing out through feet. Temples still sweaty. Body confused. Was I hot or cold? I can't remember anymore, but I feel... better."
The Alabama Gulf Coast Reef and Restoration Foundation is looking to improve upon and add to some existing reef structures off the Alabama coast to create "Poseidon's Playground," a group of scuba reefs shallow enough for young or beginning divers and interesting enough to draw attention to the area.
I cover the Gulf Coast beaches from Gulf Shores, Ala. to Apalachicola, FL for AL.com, The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and the Mobile Press-Register. I focus mainly on tourism, travel, and entertainment with some general news mixed in.
Sports producer, 2007 - 2012
Managed the sports pages of AL.com and provided additional video, user-generated and interactive content related to college and high school sports for Alabama's most-visited web site.
Sports reporter, 2005 - 2007
Covered six public high schools and Div. II UNC Pembroke athletics for 15,000-circulation daily newspaper in Robeson County, NC.
Web journalist with experience in reporting, photography, video and content management
Currently a multimedia reporter covering the Gulf Coast beaches of Alabama and Florida for AL.com and affiliate newspapers The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and the Mobile Press-Register. I've been set loose with a laptop, hot spot and DSLR to cover news, events, entertainment and travel from Dauphin Island, Ala. to Apalachicola, Fla.
Covered two BCS National Championship games and a Sugar Bowl for the AL.com sports department.
University of Alabama
Journalism, 2000 - 2005
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