Your longest lasting friendship?
I’ve known my best friend, Jane Chase Wells, since I was two years old.
Favorite Instagram account to follow:
My dog’s of course: @hellomrchips
What do you love most about your work?
In the broad sense of my whole career, I get paid to be a nosy parker – scouting other people’s homes, gardens, and farms asking all sorts of prying questions. At Modern Farmer specifically I work with the smartest, most creative, and most collaborative group of women who passionately believe the magazine can make a difference.
One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:
Avoid the long-haired actor you meet at a bar in 1992. Ditto to the unemployed art photographer who shows up at your place ten years later.
Your dream dinner party guest:
Your motto in life:
Life’s too short. In other words, just go ahead and eat the carbs, drink the whiskey, and kiss the boy. Don’t let self-consciousness keep you from the dance floor or the karaoke mix.
A secret talent we should know about:
I can sing the names of every U.S. president, in chronological order, to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson...
Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of:
Your last takeout order:
A cheeseburger, fries, and carrot cake from Crossroads Brewery in Athens, New York.
Where does your credit card get the most use?
Right now, I’m obsessed with Tradesy.com.