A little about me
I’m based in the Bay Area and have been writing professionally since 2004 (see Work).
I've been a columnist, a restaurant reviewer, a health reporter, a features writer, a newsletter editor, and a winner of industry awards. I've written two books and edited many others.
I worked as National Marketing Manager for Bon Appétit Management Company, where I project-managed dozens of marketing campaigns, oversaw the launch of cutting-edge menu items, and devised messaging for events, promotions, and brand-aligned initiatives. I then moved into the IT space, where I am a Senior Writer on the Content and Creative Services team at Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. In this role, I write about innovative hardware, software, and networking solutions for a top Silicon Valley-based tech company.
I've had other adventures, too: I worked in Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice (where I wore a wire for some investigations), earned a professional chef's degree (then worked in a Viennese-style pastry shop), and taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eritrea, East Africa.
Ultimately, I'm a storyteller. I use language to make sense of the world and bring others along for the ride.