I am a writer, reporter, filmmaker, teacher, academic researcher and marketing professional. I know what you're thinking. . . just choose one, right? I think every day would be a lot less interesting if I did. I prefer to choose those creative and professional pursuits that capture my attention and strike me as "meaningful work." In a 23-year career, I have worked in a variety of settings (large
corporations, small start-ups, universities, newspapers as well as digital media Web sites), and I'm thankful for the experience I had at each waypoint on the journey.
As a native of St. Louis (University City) I am fascinated by the urban-rural, blue-red, middle-coasts, black-white split that is so obvious in our country. Today I consider myself a lifelong Bay Area resident. I can claim to have lived in all "directions" of the "____" Bay – that's East (Berkeley-El Cerrito), North (Marin Headlands), South (Pacifica) and West (SF-Mission).
Currently I am living in El Cerrito and working as a media specialist for the U.S. Census 2020. "Every person counts -- count every person." This is a blurb my wife came up with that perfectly summarizes why carrying out this constitutional directive is one of the most important things I've ever done. I've also been a professor at many Bay Area universities teaching undergraduates about our American political system.
I am married to my wonderful wife Tiffany and have two adorable dogs, Pamplemousse (a French Bulldog who likes things done her way) and Jax (a golden retriever who wants to be with people at all costs). You can see pictures of them here.
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.