A few pertinent details.
I was born on Long Island, New York, at a hospital that I believe has since been demolished. I spent most of my teenage years building computers and reading books, which are apparently things that no longer get you punched in the arm. I thought that reading a lot meant I should be a writer. So instead I got a bachelors degree in music composition and then took a decade-long detour into the realm of marketing.
On thin professional pretenses, I’ve attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, commuted to Disney World and toured the convenience stores of the tri-state area. I’ve interviewed startup founders, mad bio-scientists, and 13-year-olds with more Twitter followers than I’ll ever have in a million years. I've also worked with some of the world's most interesting companies and met a bunch of truly inspiring thinkers along the way.
My writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, chosen as a notable selection in 2013's Best American Essays Anthology, and featured by Longreads. I have an amateur interest in bookbinding, bicycle building, and Muay Thai kickboxing. I know all the words to the Bobby Brown Ghostbusters rap.