Music Lover
Freelance Writer 
Food Industry Professional
GFSI Food Safety Auditor

Spices. Elvis. Patsy Cline. Mix in a little dairy and add a tomato. That’s my career recipe.


November 1, 2023 the hardback and e-book will be available. The paperback arrives on December 1.

As a contributing editor, I have written more than a hundred articles for Food Product Design magazine. Natural Products Insider and Food & Beverage Insider regularly publish my work. Clients have included Cargill, Steviva Brands/Icon Foods Innova and Olive Oil Times. I’ve contributed to scientific newsletters for Covance Laboratories.  I’m always interested in talking about other assignments.

If I haven’t personally worked on a food product, I’ve written about it.

In an R&D lab I’ve created seasonings for companies like Keebler and Frito Lay. For a time I specialized in MSNF formulations for a dairy company. I was working with whey proteins before many people thought they were cool.

I’m HACCP trained, PCQI certified, and I sat behind the desk during many a third-party audit. I was in the trenches when a salmonella outbreak nearly devastated the tomato industry, only to find out that jalapeno and serrano peppers were the source.  Today, I also sit on the auditor’s side of the desk while I conduct Primus GFS audits.

My degree is in biology with an emphasis on chemistry and microbiology. I had a journalism scholarship.

I’ve co-written two books on Elvis: MEMPHIS ELVIS- STYLE (updated 2023) and THE BEST OF ELVIS. My friends love to tell people I once owned  Elvis Presley’s 1956 house on Audubon Drive (now part of Rhodes College).

I love to write – more often about food science and sometimes about music – but also about people and the things that bring spice to life.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss opportunities.

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