Growing up in Harford County has always been something I'm proud of. As a kid, living in a Bel Air area neighborhood with plenty of children my own age was like an adventure. It was safe for me to run and play outside and I did plenty of that.
When it came time to work, of course, I stayed close to home, helping out at . Along with learning about plants, flowers and how to work the computers, it was there I memorized all of Harford County's zip codes, not just my own 21014.
With my mother being a Harford County girl and a graduate, I heard about a time when current Bel Air retail areas used to be cow pastures. With the experiences of my mom and family members to bolster my own, my connection with the area seemed to stretch beyond my years.
After graduating in 2008 from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, I returned home jobless. A search that felt like an eternity ended with a job at the Aegis newspaper. From undergraduate photo intern, to fresh-out-of-college editorial assistant to reporter, my new career helped me to continue growing in my knowledge of the county that has been my home since I was 2.
Harford County has its quirks, yes, but I tend to love people and places for their details and am looking forward to further expanding my knowledge of the county as the new editor of Bel Air Patch.
I welcome input from you, my neighbors, and plan to continue the good work that my colleague Brad Gerick has done to keep our community informed. Feel free to drop me a line, Facebook comment or tweet if there's something you want covered because Patch is, afterall, about you and this place we all call home.