I was born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland, a once-mighty Appalachian town that went out of style with the railroads. Today, we're known for the rootinest, tootinest bluegrass festival this side of the Mississippi, and synthetic chicken

In 2011, I graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a B.A. in creative writing, and several poems about the pains of having to write poetry. Here is my favorite:

O Fortuna!
Why hast thou spun me down
into this class
without windows
and worst, 
I've just returned from the restroom
though I found

no relief

Since then, I've written for The Denver Post, 5280 Magazine, Relix, and Boulder Magazine. You can flip through some of my clips here. Or just take my word for it. 

As of October 2015, I am the editor of The Denver Post's music section, Reverb. We have a blog that serves up the best in Denver music news and analysis, fresh and daily, that you can visit here.

Where will I be in ten years, you ask? Still writing, if all goes to plan. Even better: still working for publications I admire, and with people I look up to. (Find a short-list of those people and places here.) 

Later tater,



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