All stories start somewhere, and mine started in Texas. I'm a Dallas native who can't stand the heat. At 18, I left for the swamps of Williamsburg, Virginia, where I attended The College of William and Mary.
One English and philosophy double-major later, I had a collection of short stories from my honors thesis, itchy feet, and a recommendation from a professor to read The Essentials of Screenwriting by Richard Walter. I packed up my car for Colorado; three days of driving later I had a plot and my first screenplay was well underway.
Meanwhile, my brother and I founded Telluride Festivarian, a magazine that covered the many annual events of Telluride, Colorado. As editor-in-chief and lead designer, I found myself neck-deep in the intersection of branding, marketing, and storytelling, and the problems of creating processes and iterating on them.
Nowadays I'm living in Boulder, Colorado, a gray hair older, tackling the challenges of managing the production of cool stuff while also keeping the creative flame alive.
Dogs or Cats: Dogs
Day Job: Sr. Project Manager, Freelance Writer
Preferred Drink: Coffee, Bourbon
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENTP
Hobbies: Skiing, Bouldering, Hiking, Adventuring, Travel
Dream Destination: Walking the Camino del Santiago Norte
Guiding Principles: Never stop learning, never stop exploring, never give up, say 'never' whenever you want to, and reach for the stars.
Weirdest Reason For Being Late: Physically getting stuck in knee-deep mud until I couldn't move; I was only a few feet off the sidewalk
The Romance Novel I'll Never Write: Maritime Law, about a Naval Court Judge who falls in love with a mysterious mermaid while working on his hardest case yet. (That's a freebie, universe. Take it.)
Ok, but look at my dog, also.