When I was interviewing for the editor-in-chief job at my college newspaper, The Rebel Yell, I told a story of how deeply ingrained my love for journalism was: In junior high school, because there was no student-run newspaper, I just decided out of the blue one day to start one. I wrote a few reports and columns, laid it out on whatever archaic PC I owned at the time (this was the late 1980s), printed it on my dot-matrix printer, had my mom make a bunch of copies at her office, and then hand-distributed it in my classroom. I guess the administration must have liked it, because the assistant principal sought me out and gave me a pat on the back for publishing the paper. It lasted two issues, I think.
Since then, I’ve written for just about every major periodical in Southern Nevada, including Las Vegas Weekly, VEGAS SEVEN, Desert Companion, David, M Life magazine, and dozens others that probably aren’t in business anymore. I edited the short-lived (but long-loved) alt-culture mag Racket, and launched the entertainment gossip blog, DailyFiasco. My work has also been seen nationally in TimeOut Las Vegas, Rolling Stone, Art+Living, and I was a local editor for the Zagat Survey. I recently launched the lifestyle blog 52 Stories for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
If you’re looking for an experienced freelance writer for your publication, website or marketing efforts, drop me a line. Looking for clips? My full editorial publishing history is available here.
- 2014 Nevada Press Association Better Newspaper Contest – Best Online Writing, Third Place (Urban Weeklies)