A native of Topeka, Kan., I have been a journalist for 24 years. I have worked as a reporter at the Fort Collins (Colo.) Coloradoan, then as an assistant city editor at the Greeley Tribune. Afterward I worked for about 10 years as an editor and bureau chief for The Kansas City Star. Since March 2011, I have been the copy desk chief at the Victoria Advocate.
American Copy Editors Society, National Association of Hispanic Journalists