I launched my career back in 2008 when I became the writing coordinator for a short-lived art and culture publication in Portland, and I mean “short-lived” – we put out a single issue before closing the shutters. Since then I’ve served as a senior editor for a number of publications, and my work has appeared in outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, the Oregonian, Vice, LiveStrong, Thrillist, Global Living Magazine, Marijuana Venture Magazine, Civilized.Life, Ad Age, Ganjapreneur, and a slew of others, and a number of my articles have been featured in National Geographic’s “Radar” of the best travel writing on the web.
Before entering the world of professional writing, I gleaned experience from a variety of toils, working as a musician, school teacher, bartender, cook, venue promoter, street performer, and in a wide range of other disreputable capacities.
If I had to pin down some form of a life philosophy, it would go something like this — if you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. This is a fascinating universe we inhabit, and it’s populated by an array of interesting creatures and concepts. To explore it is to explore ourselves, and vice versa. “Know thyself” is an axiom that extends far beyond the limits of our skins and skulls.