As soon as I meet someone or enter a new space, my mind starts drawing connections. Over the past decade I've turned that into a career across multiple storytelling platforms, always with the goal of helping readers and viewers explore a world they may otherwise never consider. The highlight of the process is the interview, the opportunity to peek deeper into someone's mind.
In recent years I've written features for National Geographic, Grantland, Nautilus Magazine, VICE Sports, SB Nation Longform, TheAtlantic.com, PopMech.com, Pacific Standard, and others. I spent one year editing and writing for Yahoo Sports and another year as a science editor at CBSNews.com, where I was also an on-camera reporter. I've previously produced and/or edited broadcast features for ABC Sports, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN, NBA Entertainment, AMC, Huffington Post, and others; I've covered nine U.S. Open Tennis Championships, two Olympic Games, a World Cup, and dozens of national and state championship tournaments in various sports. In 2013 I added a Master's degree in science and environmental writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Through my stories, I've been invited to speak on NPR's "It's Only A Game" and several regional radio shows. The Washington Post called my documentary work "fantastic." I've moderated a panel at SXSW and run an annual workshop at Columbia University called "The Art and Business of Freelancing." Throughout, I've maintained my love of travel. Sometimes on assignment, sometimes for adventure, I've visited or lived in 49 countries. I go for the people, the food, the experience - and, naturally, the stories.