I love Buffalo, NY. As someone who has lived here my whole life, I see so much potential for this city and so many great things already happening on a daily basis! Whether it's the food, the culture, the sports, the architecture, or the people, Buffalo is filled with fun and exciting opportunities and adventures.
We don't always get the best rap in the media, and sometimes it seems to me like local media (and media in general) focuses on the negative stories as opposed to the positive ones.
I try to give a lot of focus to smaller businesses, not-for-profits and newer establishments in the area, and am always looking for new topics to cover. Feel free to contact me if you have an idea for a story.
My writing style has been called "folksy." I'm not a well versed food critic, and I'm not the most technical of writers, but if you are looking for the perspective from the girl next door, that's what you'll get.
On a personal note, I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. I am a huge Buffalo sports fan and have Bills and Sabres season tickets. I am the Development & Community Relations Coordinator at Deaf Adult Services and the part-time Public Relations Coordinator at St. Mary's School for the Deaf. I also teach aerobics classes for Bodyshaping By Sandy and am a tour guide for Buffalo Bites Food Tours.
I serve as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for Danceability Inc. I also volunteer for the American Lung Association of the Northeast.
In 2013, I was trained to become a docent (tour guide) in Buffalo and lead tours for the Richardson Olmsted Complex.
I currently live in Amherst (a suburb of Buffalo about 10-15 minutes outside the City). I am a graduate of St. Amelia's Catholic School, Kenmore East High School and Buffalo State College. I have degrees in Business Marketing (B.S.) and Public Communication (B.A.).
"WNY isn't a place, it is home. It's nights out to dinner with the family, checking out the sights with friends and watching sporting events with thousands of other diehards." - Krystal Sondel