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MayPac Redux for ESPN The Magazine

Catching up on past work….The May 2015 Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight was billed as the fight of the century. On assignment for ESPN The Magazine, I spent the day on the Las Vegas Strip with tourists in town for the fight hype. These were a few of my favorites from the day.

UNLV students, Destiny Penna, left, and Chaslina Cress work as showgirls for tips while friends from Bronx, New York - who came to Las Vegas for the fight, pose for a group selfie outside the MGM Grand in the midst of pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Jay Beets, center, of Chicago, Ilinois, isn't sure where he's watching the fight yet, seen outside the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Fans take pictures with Floyd Mayweather's bus in front of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Fred Barnes, of Shreveport, Louisiana, on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Irony, during the pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Claudi Ruiz, left, and Karla Silva, of Los Angeles, Calif., pause outside the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Pre-fight excitement on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Beau Swindall, of Dallas, Texas, heads into the closed circuit viewing of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Ticket holders head into the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Ticket holders head into the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Programs go for $30 at the door to the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight at MGM Grand in Las Veags on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Tourists watch the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight through a Monte Carlo bar window from the Las Vegas Strip, on Saturday night, May 2, 2015.

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Pillsbury Bake-Off for Philadelphia Magazine

The story by Michael Callahan is here.

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Vegas’ Post-Recession Economy for TIME

This week’s issue of TIME, August 19, 2013 | Vol. 182 No. 8 (with the honeybee on the cover,) includes a feature story I shot for TIME recently on the changing face of visitor spending and the post-recession economy here in Las Vegas.

This is how the print edition came out. I love that they used one of my favorite images from the assignment for the table of contents page.  Pretty sure that image will show up in my Born on the Fourth of July essay when I get back around to updating that project.

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Team Challenge for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Currently, my husband, Kirk, and I are training for the San Diego TriRock olympic-distance triathlon with Team Challenge Las Vegas. Our fundraising goal for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is $8,000.

This is Jay. Jay is 10-years-old and our team’s Honored Hero.  After years of specialists not knowing how to treat his Crohn’s Disease, Jay is in remission following three surgeries in three months last year. We know of at least two of our team mates that currently have Crohn’s. Hearing their struggles and stories is difficult, and heartbreaking. One a teenage girl, and another a mother of two school age girls. The cause of their pain and suffering remains largely a mystery to researchers and specialists. We joined this effort to help a cause we didn’t know much about. It’s becoming personal as we realize these invisible illnesses are all around us .

Jay joined us for a team pot luck after our training run today, and had thank you notes for everyone. I have thank you notes for everyone too! Please join us and contribute any amount you can HERE to help find a cure for this devastating disease. EVERY DOLLAR helps and it’s all tax deductible!  This is the world I want to live in. One where we all help each other however we can.

Jay, age 10, currently in remission from Crohn's Disease.

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Conde Nast Traveler nightclub feature

A feature for the May 2013 issue of Conde Nast Traveler at Marquee Nightclub in the Cosmopolitan. The story is here.

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