My name is Amy Reinink. I’m an award-winning journalist who specializes in storytelling, with areas of focus including profiles; health and fitness; travel and the outdoors; and real estate and entrepreneurship. My work has appeared in publications including The Washington Post Magazine, The Washington Post’s Travel and Real Estate sections, Bethesda Magazine, SKI, Skiing, Backpacker, Entrepreneur, Runner’s World, Running Times, Women’s Running and SWIMMER.

Before moving to Silver Spring, Md., as a freelance writer in October 2008, I spent six years mining rural Florida and Maryland for everything from spot news to Sunday narratives for daily newspapers. I’ve covered hurricanes, wildfires, elections, murder trials, zoning-board meetings, national championship games and small-town festivals, all with equal aplomb. I am an active Society of Professional Journalists member, and have served on the Board of Directors for SPJ’s D.C. Pro Chapter.

I’m also a middle-of-the-pack marathon runner, an open-water swimmer, a backpacking enthusiast and a volunteer ski patroller who blogs and tweets about my adventures in training and traveling. I now split my time between Silver Spring, Md., and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

I’m always up for new assignments; feel free to contact me about writing or editing projects at amy.reinink (at) gmail.com.