I am a locally born and raised Journalist in Humboldt County, and I enjoy reporting on politics, environmental, social justice and healthcare issues locally. I went to UC Santa Cruz and returned to raise my son near his Humboldt roots. I currently work as a freelance journalist and news photographer in Humboldt County for a variety of outlets, including the Redheaded Blackbelt as well as KEET-13 at PBS.
Art & Photography
Rows of modified COVID-19 patient rooms with plywood and ducting visible can be seen from the outside of St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, during the 2021 Summer Delta Surge which crippled local hospitals. The article can be found at Redheaded Blackbelt: https://kymkemp.com/2021/08/26/st-joes-icu-full-and-new-covid-rooms-crafted-as-equipment-and-staff-shortages-make-situation-desperate-other-hospitals-facing-similar-situations/