The dreaded self-written bio
I'm a strategist, writer, editor and creative consultant. I'm also a singer-songwriter and always have some music project on the back (or front) burner.
I currently work at Facebook, mostly on the future of news. In the past, I've worked in-house (Audible.com/Amazon, Shutterfly/Tiny Prints), for agencies (HUGE, PanCom), with blogs/media outlets (One Sweet Song, NYT, Nerve) and embedded in start-ups (OpenSky, The Birdy), taking on primarily content strategy, UX, editorial, creative and branding work. I also have experience building and leading teams.
I was mostly raised in New Jersey, having also been raised a 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. I got out with my heart intact. 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 studio 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.