Category Archives: Profile

Arapahoe School Superintendent leaves after pivotal school year (May 17, 2013)

The once-faltering Fremont School District 38 in Arapahoe turned a complete 180 since Superintendent Jonathan Braack took the helm in January 2012. Enlarge image Credit Rebecca Martinez During Jonathan Braack’s time as superintendent of Fremont School District 38, the Arapahoe … Continue reading

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Four more years: What a second Obama administration could mean for energy in Wyoming (November 16, 2012)

Wyoming’s economy is enormously dependent on the energy industry. The state produces the most coal in the country, and natural gas production flourishes here. Before the 2012 election, industry leaders warned that re-electing President Obama could cripple the state’s economy… … Continue reading

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UPSTARTS: Lander native’s software company develops far-reaching demand while working close to home. (February 15, 2013)

I created the “Upstarts” series to profile Wyoming entrepreneurs and explore the benefits and challenges of starting a business in Wyoming. Jason Kintzler is interesting because he created a successful software start-up in Lander, WY. Kintzler is an approachable but … Continue reading

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UPSTARTS: Custom rifle maker builds luxury firearms, rides out the Recession (December 7, 2012)

In 2012, I created a series called “Upstarts” in which reporters profile Wyoming entrepreneurs. This was the first in the series. It’s a self-narrated profile of a high-end custom rifle maker in Laramie. Upstarts: Riflemaker Profile “Now we’ll play the … Continue reading

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Pakistani Rock Star’s Roots in U.S. Metal (June 6, 2008)

Working as a production assistant (PA) on Morning Edition is less about planning and preparation and more about creative storytelling and technical skill. I was given Steve Inskeep’s interview with Junoon front man Salman Ahmad and cut it and wove in the … Continue reading

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Pollyanna: Spirit of Optimism Born Out of War (January 27, 2008)

NPR explored archetypes with its “In Character” series, and I collected audio and arranged interviews for Weekend Edition Sunday Host Liane Hansen. Then I edited and mixed the audio. I love radio production and pop culture, so this was a dream assignment. (Bonus: … Continue reading

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Farmer has big plans to make the Valley beef central (Sunday, January 30, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff STAUNTON — For all the cattle raised in Augusta County, they sure don’t stick around. Calves were sold, often in lots, at the Staunton Union Stock Yards Friday. Most of them will be sent to Pennsylvania or the … Continue reading

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