interviews, profiles, travel, local foods, wellness, outdoors, liquor trends, train travel, Kansas City expert, news
train travel, gardening, herbs, sewing, writing, hiking, kayaking, fishing
Jill transferred from Johnson County Community College as a non-traditional student into the Magazine Publishing segment of the Journalism school at KU. She had already created and launched a magazine at this time, Evolving Woman (1994-2000). She made the decision to pursue real-time publishing rather than completing the last 15 hours of her degree.
Although Jill has worked as a freelance writer for more than 20 years, nearly five years ago she began traveling the USA by train (and plane) writing feature articles and a series of guidebooks. While traveling, Jill seeks out what foods are indigenous to an area, the local food scene, outdoor activities, liquor trends, and wellness modalities. Interviews and profiles are a specialty.
As a travel writer with a passion for eating locally-sourced foods (who travels extensively), one of the first questions Jill asks when she visits a city is, “For what produce is the area known?”
Asking about their claim to seasonal delight is a way to immerse herself in local foods and heritage—and never fails to give Jill a closer look at the area, its tastes, its traditions, and its people.
Jill's passion for local, whole, organic eating is also represented in the magazine she created, "Eating Well in Kansas City," plus she writes roundups of the best foods or foods an area is known for.
Jill has created and launched several publications over the past 20 years. She created Evolving Woman magazine (1994-2000), Evolving Magazine (2009-present), Evolving Santa Fe, Eating Well in Kansas City, and more. She has interviewed wellness leaders like Marianne Williamson, written about health and wellness topics, and explores holistic modalities through her writing.
Agency work includes blog posts for a dental office, a college, an eye doctor, and a hotel booking site.