Hi. I’m Jaime, a journalist based in San Luis Obispo, California.
I’ve spent my career conversing with eaters, drinkers, thinkers and makers about food and culture. In 2019, I launched CONSUMED, a podcast that brings listeners into the conversation.
My first byline appeared in 2009 beside an interview with one of my heroes, author and investigative journalist Michael Pollan. Since then, I’ve written hundreds of features and columns for publications like Life & Thyme, Wines & Vines, Vegetarian Times, ITALY Magazine, Fathom, SOMM Journal, The Tasting Panel, 805 Living, SLO Life, Coyote + Oak and Edible San Luis Obispo, for which I served as managing editor from 2016 to 2018. My writing has also appeared in lifestyle publications such as Darling and B3 Magazine, and I’ve guest-blogged for venerated food writing coach Dianne Jacob.
In 2008, after having lived on both sides of the U.S., I embarked with my husband on a year-long journey around the world to find a better place to settle than San Luis Obispo. We found no such place and have lived in SLO, now with our two children, ever since.
I am a graduate of Vassar College, certified Level III with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), and was named a fellow at the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers in 2018.
I could not have started a podcast without the generous help of Chris Lambert, who edits the show, and Alexandra Wallace, who took all the photos you see here, and who set me up with this website. I am forever grateful for, and humbled by, their kind attention. Please listen to Chris’s podcast and music, buy Alli’s gorgeous magazine and hire her to photograph your special occasion. They are each gems.