Writing professionally for more than 20 years, I began my career after graduating with honors from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.
I went on to work as a writer and editor at the award-winning magazine Gulfshore Life in Naples, Florida, and then was named editor of the University of Florida Today magazine. Leading a team of writers, graphic designers and photographers to award-winning results from the national Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Florida Magazine Association, I subsequently became a freelance writer, editor and editorial consultant. This allowed me to write for a broad range of publications encompassing higher education, business, consumer lifestyle and more.
During this time, I also wrote my first feature film, Captiva Island, a coming-of-age family adventure that was produced and distributed to worldwide television audiences.
Subsequently, I co-founded and managed a nimble multimedia production firm in South Florida, iQ Media Group, where I also worked as a writer-producer. The company specialized in web development, digital media, commercial video production and publication management. Concurrently, I was a key member of a scrappy B2B tech startup producing medical news for streaming media delivery to subscriber consumer health sites in conjunction with Reuters Health.
When a leadership opportunity arose for my wife at the University of Washington, we relocated to Seattle, and I seized the chance to concentrate on creative writing, producing award-winning screenplays and penning my first novel.
My most recent work includes writing for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation; writing commissioned screenplays for producer clients; writing for BORN, a global creative agency based in London; and writing a range of content for a physician-led virtual reality startup in the San Francisco Bay area focused on using Virtual Reality to relieve anxiety, depression and chronic pain among patients in assisted-care facilities.
Always eager to learn and expand my skills, in addition to traditional journalism and narrative storytelling, I’ve earned a certificate in technical writing at the University of Washington in Seattle, with a concentration in consumer-facing content.
When not working, I enjoy college sports, cycling, and recording and mixing music in a small home studio. I’ve also been known to dabble in improv and jump out of perfectly good airplanes.