Over the past 20 years, I have built a healthy freelance relationship with numerous publications while developing a solid career as a storyteller: journalist, video director and marketing writer. This has ranged from long form dig-your-heels features to community journalism, travel features, product reviews, in-depth character portraits and even coverage of world class snowboard and surf competitions.
From epic trips to great swells, tattoo culture, underground music, the surf world, environmental issue, festivals, snowboarding, boating, local happenings, and social commentary, I love to tell the story. I’ve even started writing for some fishing publications. And I know just enough about fishing to know that I know nothing about fishing.
Publications I’ve Worked With
John John Florence 2021 for Men’s Journal
Started off the year getting a piece on a conversation with John John Florence published at Men's Journal. The first time I spoke with Florence he was about 13, coming out to surf the Belmar Pro. His mother is from Ocean Grove and he still has family there. The next time we met he was 15 and we chatted in his treehouse, out behind his Mom's place at Pipe. This could be a very interesting year for Florence, who currently ...
Guide to Skateparks at the Jersey Shore for New Jersey Life
Every once in a while, New Jersey Monthly taps me for a little piece on things happening along the coast. They use the term "Jersey Shore," more than I'd like but all good. This one was a round up of the Skatepark of the New Jersey Shore, on offer north and south. There are a few that have opened in this time. Kind of a roadmap for me and Archie right now. Also a glaring reminder that LBI and Southern ...
America’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm for New Jersey Monthly
Renewables! I wrote this feature story that appeared in the June issue of New Jersey Monthly. This was one of those "dig in" kind of research pieces, which was kind of nicely timed with quarantine. While there are some new concerns about the underwater power lines and fish migration, I have been told by my best sources that it shouldn't be a reality. That said, I am very proud that New Jersey is undertaking this project to use renewables. ...
Steve Larosiliere, Founder and President of Stoked Mentoring for Men’s Journal
Social impact stories are extremely important to me and I learned a whole lot talking to Steve Larosiliere, Founder and President of Stoked Mentoring with this interview for Men's Journal. “That was when I started to mentor foster kids—kids from…low income,” he says, before another noticeable hesitation. “I started mentoring Black kids.” Larosiliere went on to found STOKED with Selema Masekela. Stoked connects kids with mentors in action sports to provide opportunity and access while teaching leadership. To this point, the ...
Caldarella Ask Own Board Of to Lay Him Off As Economy Crashes
I have written about David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation since day one and on occasion, done some volunteering. It has always been an honor to work alongside David Caldarella. With the coronavirus pandemic and the economy in a tailspin, Caldarella selflessly asked the board of directors of his own nonprofit to lay him off. He will try to collect unemployment to save his nonprofit through these tough times. I spoke with David, who maintains a positive outlook, for this ...
As the reality of school closings and curfews hits week two, I wrote this piece on Pandemic Parenting for Men's Journal, based on what we're trying to do and some advice from the LBI Consolidated School District Counselor. This is pretty idealistic. Don't think I'm pulling it off myself as easy as this sounds.