I’ve spent years pursuing an artistic career, but I wouldn’t say that I’ve become a master in any discipline. Instead, I’ve become the quintessential “Jack of all trades, master of none” when it comes to art and design. And because I’ve lead such a diverse life, I’ve learned how to translate, assimilate, and share information effectively while developing a knack for blurring the lines between writing, photography, videography, and painting and illustration.
My passion project (and one that I hope will eventually yield a living wage!) is my outdoor-related blog Tahoe Trail Guide. So it feels like I’m actually putting to use the bachelor’s degree in communication and technical writing that I earned so many years ago. So, for all intents and purposes, Tahoe Trail Guide is a technical manual. It just happens to be one that’s filled with beautiful and informative articles, photos, videos, and illustrations that will hopefully inspire and enable you to have a meaningful outdoor adventure (and return home safely).
With all of that said, understand that Tahoe Trail Guide wasn’t even the seed of an idea in my mind until 2016. Before I decided to begin building and writing articles for the site, I had spent years throwing stuff at the wall trying to get something to stick. So, the portfolios along the sidebar on this page are a sampling of that work and represent some of the paths I’ve walked in order to reach the point where I am today.
Currently I’m not performing any commissioned work in the traditional sense. However, if you’re interested in some form of collaboration that revolves around outdoor education, Lake Tahoe local and natural history, or producing informational materials related to other aspects of Lake Tahoe, let’s talk.
Lastly, if you’re interested in getting to know me better the portfolios will help but the newsletters are ultimately more telling. I only produce them once a month, but I put a lot of effort into making them worth your while.
p.s. I even provide audio transcriptions of each if you don’t feel like reading the whole newsletter, as well as a video version on YouTube!