I began my career as an editor at Outside, where I conceived, developed and edited hundreds of stories by some of America’s finest journalists. I left the editing staff at Outside in 1997, and spent more than a decade working as a freelance journalist.
I traveled across America and around the world. I interviewed and wrote longform stories about spiritual gurus in India and Messiahs in Jerusalem. I rode the campaign bus with presidential candidates and broke bread with cult leaders. I played polo with tech billionaires in India and pounded vodka shots with Russian cosmonauts. I hiked in Jesus’ footsteps in Galilee and road-tripped across Palestine. I interviewed celebrities, politicians, professional athletes, explorers, spiritual gurus, and anarchists.
My book, Real Mosquitoes Don’t Eat Meat, was published by W.W. Norton. My work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Wired, National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, Travel + Leisure, Best American Travel Writing, among others.
I had a career that most writers dream about, but it wasn’t until my forties that I discovered an additional calling: coaching writers and helping people to become authors. During a prolonged walkabout in the Middle East, I saw the many ways that travel can change and heal us. I realized that we are our best selves when we pursue our passion and also serve others. I discovered my passion for helping people tell their stories, and I started my work as a writing teacher and coach. Today, I write, edit, and coach up-and-coming writers.
You can read all about my personal journey my upcoming book, The Big Awake.
I enjoy coaching writers. I help them become better, more powerful writers and to write the books that are inside them. With more than two decades of experience as a professional writer, editor, teacher, and coach, I am steeped in real-world writing and publishing experience.