Column: Thanks for 4 great years


For more than four years, I’ve had the honor to write for Current in Carmel. During that time, I’ve mostly covered politics, but occasionally I’ve done stories on the arts, nonprofits, news, businesses and extraordinary Carmel residents. As result, I’ve felt closer to my community.

If it wasn’t for Current owners Steve Greenberg and Brian Kelly, I would never have thought that I’d be working in journalism at this point in my life.

You see, I previously worked as a journalist but decided to leave that world.

I always wanted to be a writer. I was editor in chief of the student newspaper at Indiana University, and after graduation I went to work for the Florida Times-Union, the daily newspaper in Jacksonville, Fla.

I loved the staff there but the sad truth is multiple rounds of layoffs started to take its toll on everyone. The profession I pursued was not what it once was, so instead of waiting for the ax to fall, I came home to Indiana.

Nearly eight years ago, my family and I started Donatello’s Italian Restaurant, and I didn’t think I’d enter journalism again until I was approached by Current. They said I could work both jobs, and so I jumped back in.

I’m glad I did because Current proves that newspapers can still work.

Which is why it was difficult for me to decide that as of June 1, I’ll be ending my time at Current. It’s a great newspaper, and I’ll miss covering this community.

Besides the owners, I also want to thank my editor Ann Marie Shambaugh and advertising executive Dennis O’Malia for their friendship.

My Current in Carmel email will still be active for a little while at if you want to contact me. I’ll still be very involved in the Carmel community.

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