I was born in Baltimore a baby. Since that time I have grown.
I was privileged enough to have my education paid for, but not so privileged as to have everything paid for, leading to a succession of eccentric jobs preceding my writing career. I served the rich and famous in anonymity, wrestled the dust of medical tomes searching out gory photos and minimum wage, climbed mountains daily with the wealthy on snowmobiles, and pretended to be an adult for campers two years my junior.
My executive experience runs the gamut - from organizing travel for celebs and guests to cable news shows, to directing scores of people working on theater productions with shoestring budgets, to controlling classrooms of 40+ students.
I attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, and belonged to the mythic Class of 2000. I attended school in London for a year - sometimes studying directly under the theater critic for The Guardian
, Michael Billington - and spent three months backpacking across Europe, further developing my love for and expertise in travel.
After college I hopped in my friend's fabulous graduation gift - a Dodge Durango - and spent four months driving across North America. In 2001 I moved to Japan, where I spent four years teaching English and the pronunciation of r's, l's, and th. I spent a fifth year in The Land of the Rising Sun developing my career from a part-time writer to a full-time freelancer.
In February 2006 I moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I convinced numerous visitors they were experiencing the best city on Earth. Unforunately, Chiang Mai is not the best city to make money, so in December of 2006 I moved back to Baltimore to begin work at The Oxford Club
as a financial copywriter. The company thought enough of me I was sent to Vermont to study with one of the copywriting greats, Paul Hollingshead.
Since then I’ve gone freelance - far outstripping my salary and success when I worked in an office. My writing has appeared in numerous financial publications, and I was the senior editor and financial guru of The Small Cap Insider newsletter, and Unconventional Wealth.
My writing is varied, although my strongest specialities are business, technology, marketing, health, travel, dating, politics, and fiction. My work has appeared on International Living, evote, vcarious, gonomad, Investment U., Oil and Gas Investments, Seeking Alpha, The Motley Fool, and Insider’s Investing Daily, amongst others. I also occasionally work as a public speaker - at an investment conference in Toronto, for instance, or appearing (multiple times!) as a storyteller in Baltimore’s Stoop Storytelling series.
I am available for a wide variety of writing assignments - my experience in numerous fields lends me unusual flexibility. That said, if the right position came along, I would be willing to discuss more permanent roles as well.
The important thing - that for which I hunger - is to write. All else emanates from that.