Stories

Maybe you’ve come across this page on accident, so please let me explain these stories. I’m a reporter in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. at The Saratogian. I cover local news and city happenings, but every once in a while I venture out and write feature pieces about impressive people in the community. Here are some of my favorites:

HEROIN DOESN’T DEFINE HER

She’s 29 now. Her life mostly figured out. But Ashley has come along way. Felony charges, abusive boyfriends and heroin.

Miguel Hoyos left Columbia for the United States decades ago. Soccer being his passion, he decided to coach. He ended up changing hundreds of lives, and not necessarily because of soccer. But because of how he carried himself on and off the field.

The Ford family will forever be changed because of the Fresh Air Fund.

Four best friends finally star together in their last high school musical.

A brave eight-year-old girl’s life changed one October day. Her family, faced with a brand new problem, embrace their new life.

PRE-K TEACHER INSPIRES CHILDREN TO GIVE BACK

Heather Stewart decided to give her preschool class a real-life lesson when homeless men and women appeared outside of her classroom.

Pastors Drew and Heather created a program to help alcoholics find a relationship with a higher power.

Jess Ya Barber decided to give back to the community he loves. The most read story I’ve written.