Video games and venture capital. Craft beer and colorectal disease. Fintech, falcons, fossils and funeral homes. Arena football.
I've written about all of it. And loved writing about all of it. I'm happiest when I'm deep-diving into some new trend or unfamiliar industry. Sure, I can get a little obsessive, like when I tried to keep up with a death-defying bike messenger for an afternoon, or when I flew to Japan to interview a reclusive artist. But the extra-effort bits often are what make a story special; the fact that they're usually also the most fun is a nice bonus.
This portfolio consists of more than a hundred articles, videos and podcasts spanning 15 years—so, yeah, it's on the maximalist side. You'll find hall-of-famers, celebrity chefs and star entrepreneurs, along with the bike messenger, the falconer and countless other characters.
Over the years my work has received a host of local, regional and national awards, including multiple Peter J. Lisagor Awards for excellence in Chicago journalism, as well as the Content Marketing Institute's Content Marketing Awards. Speaking of content marketing and strategy, I also run an agency called Cedar Cathedral Narrative Studio that produces a range of multimedia content.
Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the tour, and holler if you've got a project that could benefit from a little obsessive reporting.