Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Journalist, Broadcaster, Producer
“Specializing in gourmet lifestyles, travel/cultural tourism, the arts, wine, spirits, barbeque, fine dining, culinary heritage, fishing, folk art, business and book reviews.”
Editor/Publisher, The Nationwide News, 1998-2005
Radio Host, Your Atlanta Gourmet, WMLB Atlanta, 2005-2007
Editor, Currents, 2000-2003
Columnist- Y’ALL Magazine, The Piedmont Review, Atlanta’s Finest Dining Magazine, Texas Woman, Charleston Review, Dawson (GA) Times, Happy Herald, What’s Cooking America, The (Atlanta) Gazette, The Cherokee Connection; Thirty-A Magazine, Retire In Georgia, By The Sea Future, Flavors and More Magazine.
Columns- Southwind-Lifestyles, Travel, Cultural Tourism, Sips Along The Way, (longest running wine column in Atlanta-14 years), City Lites-Arts and Fine Dining in Atlanta, Wine Down South, Southern Food and wines of the world, New South Gourmet-Fine dining in the South, Spirits of the South- Romantic Bars, Mixologists, Cocktail trends, What’s Cooking America, Gulfwind-Lifestyles along the Florida Gulf Coast, Top Chef-Culinary Superstars, Georgia Spirit, Two Tanks and Map-Affordable Vacations, Georgia Eats, Sips Across America.
Features-Cooking Across America, Where Atlanta, Georgia Magazine, US Airways Magazine, Pathfinders Travel, Insider Magazine, Savannah Now, Plan Your Meetings, Encore, Northeast Georgia Living, Augusta Chronicle, Dawson Times, Rejuvenate Magazine, Juneau Empire, Connect Magazine, Travel Georgia, Atlanta/Buckhead, Hudspeth Report, Buckhead/Atlanta, The Topeka Capital, Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal, Northeast Georgia Journal, Georgia Backroads, Cobb Chronicle, The Florida Times-Union, many more.
Professional Affiliations-Atlanta Press Club, Florida Press Association, South Florida International Press Club, Public Relations Society of America (Chair, Food and Beverage Section, 2005-2006), Cocktail Writers International (Board member), International Food and Wine Travel Writers Association (Director of Wine), American Institute of Wine and Food, Association of Southern Travel Journalists, Museum of the American Cocktail Advisory Board, New Orleans Bourbon Society, Georgia Folk Art Foundation.
In Progress-WinesDownSouth.Com: Gourmet Tourism (Dec. 2009); Johnny Mercer: Savannah’s Dream Maker (Spring 2010); Koinonia: Birthplace of Habitat For Humanity (Feb. 2010); The Chef Jeff Project (Jan. 2010). Stone Art In Tennessee (Raw Visions, London, Spring 2010).
Ancillary Works- Host/Emcee, wine tastings, wine/spirits dinners, barbeque festivals, gourmet events, corporate conventions. Manuscript editing. Organic gardening therapy; Television and video production. Broadcasting consultation.
5201 Skyline Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(404) 210.7882 www.docsnews.com
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
American South; Cultural Tourism; Up and Coming Wine and Food Festivals; Culinary Heritage; Fishing Adventures.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
I am working with my newest and latest publication, Wines Down South (www.winesdownsouth.com) which is dedicated to tourism in the Southeast. Shelia Brewington, the publisher is a genine visionary. Aso, read and hear the best story you've never heard about Dr. King and a historic wine tasting: www.whatscookingamerica.net.
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