I have lived many lives. Bike messenger, taxi driver, Alaska deep sea fisherman, writer, editor, media producer, video artist, graphic/web/UX designer, user researcher, content strategist, business development manager, Google Analytics consultant. I look forward to wrapping my head around your next transformative project.
Master of Communication, University of Washington, Communities and Networks
Bachelor’s, Columbia University, Environmental Journalism
Coding and design from Codecademy and School of Visual Arts
Digital media at 911 Media Arts Center and Seattle Film Institute
Post Occupancy: a blog about Stuart Brand
My life story in 6 minutes (Vimeo)
Travelogue Detroit: Notes from the Open Source City (Arcade Magazine)
Taxi Cab Confessions: Man on the Merge (L Magazine)
Suburban Origins: Mumbai (Vimeo)
With a focus on sustainable cities and urban development, my environmental journalism work included nearly 70 pieces across print, online, and radio channels. As an undergrad I spent a semester at the Biosphere 2 Center in Oracle, AZ, and worked summers with scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. My first paid freelance gig was for Ira Flatow’s Science Friday on NPR, followed by extensive reporting on green buildings for the civil engineering journal Engineering News-Record and other McGraw-Hill publications. My first office job was as an editor in the Environmental Sciences division at Springer-Verlag, an international publisher of academic books and journals.
“Urban Ecology,” NPR Talk of the Nation: Science Friday
“Greenpoint Oil Spill: The Residents of Hausman Street Speak,” Block Magazine
“Bronx Revitalization Report: Building Green in the Projects,” Engineering News-Record New York
“LEED for Neighborhoods: Building a Sustainable Lifestyle,” GreenSource
“Washington State Establishes Puget Sound Cleanup Agency,” Engineering News-Record
“Gates Foundation’s New Headquarters Drives Concern over Seattle’s Traffic Woes,” Architectural Record
Music & Arts Journalism
I have always balanced a dual love of science and the arts. I first learned editorial design and video production working at the now-defunct 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle, WA, where I managed communications for gallery shows and produced a quarterly magazine covering Northwest independent film and digital media arts.
Feature articles on VJ (“video jockey”) artists, modern dance filmmakers, dozens of interviews with local and visiting directors
Seattle Women in Film: DVD compilation of 21 independent women filmmakers including Lynn Shelton, Megan Griffiths, Virginia Bogert
Complete guide to local filmmakers presenting in the Seattle International Film Festival
Album reviews (SSGMusic.com): Bear in Heaven, Ariel Pink, Bob Mould, etc.