I’ve been a freelance sportswriter and editor for various magazines and publications since 2005. I’m passionate about sharing amazing stories with readers—especially stories of faith in Christ. I’ve been blessed to meet inspiring people from all walks of life, whether a young college athlete with big dreams, an NFL MVP, or a young-at-heart athlete competing against all odds. Listening to someone share their heart by phone, standing in the fog on a beach, feeling the sun beating down on my back on a humid sideline, or listening to the crack of the bat at spring training… my journey as a writer has been fascinating. My next goal is to ghostwrite an athlete’s autobiography.
Where It All Began
My writing journey first began on the football sidelines of Texas Tech University in 2004, chronicling Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense (Get your guns up, Red Raiders!). Just a year later, I found myself in San Diego working as a Graduate Intern for the Chargers, interviewing the likes of Drew Brees, Shawn Merriman, and LaDainian Tomlinson.
My articles have appeared in the following publications: Sports Spectrum Magazine, Carlsbad Magazine, Women’s Adventure Magazine, FCA’s Sharing the Victory, Chargers GameDay Magazine, EFCA Magazine, Church Executive Magazine, OverTime Magazine, Ms. Fitness, Encinitas Magazine, Positive Impact Magazine, Living Light News; I’ve written for the following Web sites: TexasTech.com, Chargers.com, Raiderpower.com (Scout.com), BioniCare Medical Technologies, RyanNece.com, and PolynesianCommunity.org.
AWSM (Association of Women in Sports Media)
My Dad Is Awesome
I’m the daughter of NFL offensive lineman Greg Sampson (Houston Oilers, ’72-’79). He’s a great example of a Godly man of strength, character and honor. He was the 6th pick overall in the 1972 NFL Draft and blocked for some guy named Earl.