Hi, you’ve reached the professional site of Mason Adams — freelance journalist, runner, husband, father and occasional goatherd.
My writing experience includes 12 years working as a full-time newspaper reporter in western North Carolina and Virginia, covering politics, government, cops, courts, neighborhoods, features and just about everything else that one can write about in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since late 2012 I’ve worked as a freelancer, mostly covering business and community issues.
Before that I worked in the public and private sector as a wildlife biologist in New England, Colorado, New Mexico and central California. I tracked California Condors, banded songbirds, helped restore wild rivers, fought wildfires, ID’d rare salamanders and collected data on the health of rangeland in the mountain West.
Today I work as assistant editor for Virginia Tech Magazine. I assist my wife with a herd of dairy goats at Thickety Springs Farmstead, raise our son and, of course, write freelance stories for print and online.
I cover stories about Appalachia, its mountains, its people and the issues that affect them.
Reach me by email at mason.j.adams [at] gmail.com.