Content Creator & Curator
I have an insatiable thirst for uncovering unusual stories, getting to know the people behind them, and ultimately sharing these stories. I've primarily channeled this into music journalism, which I've been doing for 11 years.
However, it's also led me all over the globe to interview everyone from architecture students in Mexico and Nicaragua (once while hiking on a volcano), to a drug dealer in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and to Japanese cosplay enthusiasts. My work has appeared on television, the web, and in printed publications.
I've also been blogging since I was 16 years old, and spend way too much time on social media. I love being able to tailor the content I create to each specific platform, and to interact directly with friends and strangers who share common interests. At Applauze, I managed social media accounts with a combined reach of 130k+ fans, and developed the editorial voice for each platform.
Executive Producer, LiveAds: Rio 2016 Olympic Games
"Turning brands into broadcasters", LiveAds is a live streaming video agency/startup based in San Francisco.
My role brought me to Rio for nearly the whole of August, where we executed a live streaming video activation with Visa US, UK, Brazil, and Mexico for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The activation resulted in over 1.34m views across all markets Facebook pages.
On the Way to Woodstock app
I wrote original content for the iPad app On the Way to Woodstock, which was selected by Apple as App of the Week (May '11).
Tweeted from the bottom now I'm here
A blog post I wrote, which received hundreds of likes and shares, about how I tweeted my way into my job at Applauze.
California's Cannabis Culture
I wrote, directed, filmed, and edited this short documentary for my MA thesis project for Westminster University. It was selected to screen at multiple film festivals in London (chosen as a winner at the Once A Week Film Festival), and was placed in multiple online outlets, which resulted tens of thousands of views.
Social Media Writing
Twitter is one of my favorite outlets to create witty, engaging pieces of content.