I write about people: the things that unite us and divide us, the places we live, and the food we eat. I write about what we do for work, what we do for fun, and what we do without knowing why. Sometimes I write about fly fishing.
I grew up in Northern India and Colorado, a childhood that fostered my love for languages, spices, and mountains. I seek out stories that reveal the human experience. I’ve reported internationally and domestically for Outside, Men’s Journal, Newsweek, Slate, Coastal Living, The Christian Science Monitor, The Flyfish Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more.
I am the winner of National Magazine Award, a Lowell Thomas award from the Society of American Travel Writers, a Sigma Delta Chi award, and two feature writing awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. I received a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant to write about Myanmar. I reported from Kazakhstan with the International Reporting Project. And I worked in Afghanistan with the Open Media Fund.
I live in Montana, where I am the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professor at The University of Montana’s School of Journalism.