I’m an audio producer. But what does that really mean? It’s days spent with a local group of blue-collar pirates. International calls with the detectives who found the first serial killer in Scotland’s history. Cross-state drives to speak with the survivors of an unprecedented wildfire. A spotlight on the power of long-forgotten photographs. First-hand accounts of corruption in one of the sporting world’s most prestigious organizations. A summer hike, a canoe ride down a river, a handful of cold kelp. Talking to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Despite the cliche, I do believe that audio — as both a storied and experimental form of media — is unlike anything else. Whether it’s news, documentary, or art, I craft my stories as sonic experiences built on compelling tape, human-driven narratives, and original sound design. I’ve brought those stories to local, national, and international media outlets in a variety of formats, including spot/feauture news, small and large market program segments, and acclaimed documentary podcasts. I’m also a freelance producer, and I’ve done booking, fact-checking, mixing, sound design, and editorial work on projects ranging from local podcasts to multi-million download shows. My favorite place to be is in the field with a microphone in hand, second to day spent in ProTools. But what about outside of work? I greatly enjoy hiking state and national parks, likely clogging the trail to stop and grab my 100th recording of trees and creeks. I write on a variety of subjects, from the fallout of the 20th-century nuclear family to the existential dread of growing up on Facebook. I’m in the midst of producing a life-long project called Listen Closely, an experimental “podcast vlog,” and I’ve also made a short-run independent series on growing up in the pentecostal church. My favorite icebreaker is that I spent four summers touring the United States as part of a professional drum and bugle corp (“Like the NBA of marching band"). Oh, and I really like the Phoenix Suns. I hope to one day play a marathon game of D&D and I once got 3rd place in a college poetry slam.
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