Lindsay is proud of her Estonian heritage and has traveled to more than 45 countries on five continents.
Her professional passion is storytelling. She contributes to a variety of print and online media outlets including American Way, Delta Sky, Hemispheres, National Geographic Traveler, Peter Greenberg, Rachael Ray Every Day, Robb Report, The Tennessean, Travel + Leisure (digital), Wine Enthusiast, and has published in Boston Magazine, The Boston Phoenix, The Patriot Ledger, The Land Report, Cesar’s Way, and many others.
Along with her favorite travel gal pal, Lanee Lee Neil, Lindsay is the co-founder of award-winning Voyage Vixens™ blog, that seeks to open travelers’ minds to getting out of their comfort zone, experience new cultures, and partake in scream-your-lungs-out adventures.
Lindsay was formerly the managing editor of The Pacific Punch (the West coast expansion of Pamela’s Punch).
When she’s not on deadline or traveling, Lindsay works with a variety of clients as a ghost writer and social media strategist.
She calls Los Angeles home, but prefers to leave the city for the mountains and open spaces as often as possible. She is an avid cook and organic gardener, and enjoys live music, dancing, hiking with her rescue dogs, and has recently taken up sewing as a new hobby.
Lindsay has received journalism awards from:
- The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
- North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)
- The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
- The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
- Visit California
Originally from Los Angeles, Lindsay began her journalism career as an investigative reporter at the Natural Resources News Service in Washington, D.C., where she developed and disseminated in-depth stories focused on environmental and health-related matters to mainstream media outlets, including The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, “Dateline,” and “World News Tonight.”
One of her investigations — a story published in the WSJ on the government’s foot-dragging in setting safer regulatory standards for arsenic in drinking water — led to the EPA lowering acceptable arsenic levels from 50 to 10 ppb.
After moving to Boston, Lindsay became a daily reporter and wrote features for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass. During that time, one of her stories for The Boston Phoenix – an investigation into a possible wrongful conviction – won first prize in the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence national awards. The article also received first place nationally for Magazine: Investigation and Analysis from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
The accused man was released from prison a year after the story ran. She has appeared as a panelist on “News Night” (New England Cable News), and as a guest on “Here and Now” (WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate).
Lindsay left her journalism roots for a couple of years when an opportunity arose to join one of Boston’s largest PR firms, Regan Communications. While she quickly made an impressive impact with clients, her journalistic background became a conflict of interest.
In 2006, Lindsay branched out on her own and has been a freelance writer/editor and media consultant ever since.
During her three years in Austin, Texas before relocating back to Los Angeles, Lindsay was on the adjunct faculty at Austin Community College, teaching journalism and mass communication courses.
From 2010-2012, Lindsay was worked as a producer/content director for MPH Entertainment, with projects that included Johnny Jet.com, “Hot Spots with Johnny Jet” on Travel Channel, and “The Mommy Docs” of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Deliver Me.”
During that time, she was “the voice” of Cesar Millan (National Geographic’s Dog Whisperer). In a year and a half, she more than tripled Millan’s Twitter followers and increased his Facebook following from 330K to 1.4 million.
Lindsay is proud to offer pro-bono services to select charitable foundations and non-profits, including Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, Second Chance at Love Humane Society, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Washington Humane Society’s Fashion for Paws.
Bragging Rights and Professional Associations
- Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Blog from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), 2014 & 2015 for VoyageVixens.com
- Best Independent Travel Blog, Bronze, North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), 2014 for VoyageVixens.com
- Eureka! Travel Writing Award, Visit California, 2013 for “Murphy’s Coverage” on JohnnyJet.com
- National Winner, Mark of Excellence for In-depth Reporting – Society of Professional Journalists, 2004
- First Place, Investigative and Analytical Reporting – Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2004
- Member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), International Food and Travel Writers Association (IFTW), North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), and Adventure Travel Trade Association
- Appeared on: “NewsNight” – New England Cable News, “Here and Now with Robin Young” – WBUR/NPR
- Finished the 2007 Boston Marathon with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training
- Played on UCLA Women’s Tennis Team, 1998-2000
- Boston University, College of Communication – M.S. Journalism
- University of California at Los Angeles – B.A. Art History & Italian Studies
- American Institute for Foreign Study; Florence, Italy – Art History, Culinary Arts
*Last update to page: Dec 2016*