A California native, I’ve lived on both coasts and lots of places in between. As a result, I’m pretty liberal in my viewpoints on life, have gathered a wide array of friends from vastly different backgrounds, and learned just how similar all of us really are as mankind. That’s why you’ll discover my stories tend to celebrate everyday people, their accomplishments and the amazing things they do to enrich their communities. When I’m not reporting or editing, I enjoy traveling, listening to great music, cooking up yummy eats and devouring smart books including suspense fiction and classics like my all-time favorite, Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ I love teaching, mentoring and working with young people. But my real passion is philanthropy, particularly when it comes to charities that help at-risk kids, the arts, literacy and nature conservation. I currently live with my wife in New England.
Goodbye Maya Angelou, A Truly ‘Phenomenal Woman’ [VIDEO]
Dear Maya Angelou, I was completely shocked when I read the news announcement that you, revered poet, author, actress and social advocate, died today at age 86. Although we never personally met, I feel compelled to say goodbye.
Enter the 2014 Million Dollar Bracket Challenge Here
It's time to dust off the crystal ball. This year, 63 intense college basketball games will fill up the college basketball championship tournament bracket – it's your job to figure out who wins each one.
5 Tips To Stay On Track And Accomplish Your Goals
In our new fitness series, I've invited guest trainers to share some of their best tips and tricks for getting fit during 2014. In this feature, Seattle trainer Justin Wade dishes up five things you can do to help you find your slimmer self...
What’s In This Picture – Patterson’s Pixels [PHOTOS]
This is so coveted, many people will go to great lengths to get it. Do you know what it is? If you guessed that it is a set of engagement rings, then you were correct! But let's face it, finding romance these days is tough! And finding the perfect someone that you'd actually like to make a long term commitment to is even harder...
Christus St. Michael Makes Big Announcement
Christus St. Michael Health Systems announced its new affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Center during a press conference this morning.
What Is Happening In This Photo – Patterson’s Pixels [VIDEO]
This seems to occur every year for a limited time. What is happening in this photo? Take your best guess in today's edition of Patterson's Pixels!
Miller County Tax Collector Arrested For Theft
Melissa Barnes, the Tax Collector for Miller County, Ark. was arrested Thursday for theft of property, which is a class "D" felony.
Where Was This Picture Taken – Patterson’s Pixels [VIDEO]
Within this place, magic happens. Where is it? Take your best guess in today's edition of Patterson's Pixels!
What Is In This Picture – Patterson’s Pixels [VIDEO]
No matter the reason, everyone seems to get excited when they get this. What is it?
What Is Happening In This Picture – Patterson’s Pixels
There are some things we all do every day. This is one of them. Do you know what is happening in this picture?
Trick Shot Titus Wows Channing Tatum And Bradley Cooper With His Basketball Skills [VIDEO]
'Trick Shot' Titus is the 2-year-old basketball wunderkind taking the Internet by storm. He's even faced off with some of Hollywood's elite!
Can You Identify This Object – Patterson’s Pixels
This object appears regularly to ward off danger. Do you know what it is?