The dreaded self-written bio
I'm a writer, editor, content strategist and creative consultant. I've worked primarily in publishing, as well as on the creative side of agencies and start-ups. I'm also a singer-songwriter, so I've always got some music project on the back (or front) burner.
I've worked in-house ( Facebook, Audible.com/Amazon.com, Shutterfly/Treat/Tiny Prints), for agencies (HUGE, PanCom), with blogs/media outlets (One Sweet Song, NYT, Nerve) and with start-ups (OpenSky, The Birdy, HealthTap) making on content strategy, UX, editorial and branding. I also have experience building and leading teams, and providing copy-driven creative direction.
I was mostly raised in New Jersey, having also been raised a tiny little bit in New York City. For a short, unfortunate period of time I resided in the Greater Los Angeles area somewhat against my will. I then went to hang my hat (so to speak) in San Francisco, where other people have left their hearts on unspecified hills. Now, I'm back in New York and, goddamnit, I intend to stay here.
In addition to writing all kinds of things and playing the guitar in a decidedly middling fashion, from 2008 until 2010, I curated a series of magical events at my Brooklyn apartment, called The 50/50.
Sorry I just used the word “curated.” I'm well aware that the word has been over for nearly a decade. I am now curating a collection of apologies for you.