My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I moved to San Francisco.
Then I worked for non-profit causes I believed in, usually not for money.
Then I started doing layout and design work for those non-profits because I was good at it.
Then I got an entry level position at a very small publishing company where a friend worked.
Then I took advantage of any opportunity there was to learn more and do more.
Then I stayed as that company grew from a small publisher of 18 people...
...Into a mid-size publisher with nearly 160 employees that is admired the world over.


Director of Production

I oversee the production efforts for print and digital content.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

A great day at work starts with greeting colleagues, seeing what emails have come in from our vendors in China, and checking the day's schedule. I start with anything deadline oriented, and then work through standing projects and / or problems.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get to know publishers and their offerings. Go to book stores, talk to booksellers. Learn how ebook production works. Buy lots of books. Read lots of books.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Publishing doesn't pay."