Lifestyle Bylines

My first-person journalism focuses on my experiences with ADHD, parenting, and the work world. I also write about the outdoors.


Hacking My ADHD
Managing my time and energy can be challenging. Here’s how I combine digital and analog tools in a system that works for me. (A Magenta Best of 2019 story!)
Magenta, October 2019


Handbuilding Highlands’ Future
Kaye McHan is piecing together a plan for uncertain times
Plateau Magazine, October-November 2020

A Community of Residents and Visitors
How Old Edwards Inn’s General Manager Inspires a Sense of Togetherness
Plateau Magazine, August-September 2020

A Love for the Mountains
Inspiring memories – and tourism revenue – with luxury lakefront property rentals
Plateau Magazine, June-July 2020

Blending Art with Community
How a lifelong love for the visual arts is leading Highlands’ The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts—and its community—forward
Plateau Magazine, April-May 2020


Lush Landscapes
Outdoor living designs that highlight the luxury nature has to offer
Plateau Magazine, June-July 2020

Modern Mountain Zen
The retreat-like home designed by Custom Home Designer Travis Mileti designed in the heart of Cashiers mountain country
Plateau Magazine, April-May 2020

Enlivening Our Living Spaces
How three Western North Carolina architects’ fresh designs inspire a sense of renewal
Plateau Magazine, Feb-Mar 2020

Rock Climbing’s Slicker Sibling
The thrill of ice climbing is for the cold at heart
Plateau Magazine, Feb-Mar 2020

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