My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was passionate about writing.
Studied journalism at the University of Florida.
Worked as a newspaper reporter in Leesburg, Florida.
Decided I'd rather write, record, and perform music.
Moved to Miami. Spent 10 years writing, recording, and performing music.
Moved to Portland, Oregon. Contributed several musical compositions broadcast on Roadtrip Nation!
Got a job at The Oregonian newspaper handling classified advertising.
Joined editorial team as letters editor, continued writing music, published several works of prose.
Keep following my journey


High School
University of Florida


Letters Editor

Letters editor. I also copy edit and design pages for the Oregonian's editorial board.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I'm constantly balancing interests - those of the editorial board and the newsroom, plus our readers and those who take the time to write and tell us how they feel about our coverage of the news. I want the pages I design to be entertaining, enlightening and packed with information.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

The newspaper industry is in the midst of a radical evolution. Never stop learning. Be prepared for anything.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should stick with one thing. You should stay in one place. You should make money. You absolutely must have a career plan and follow it to the bitter end. Always make more money."