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
Red Bull Switchboard
Since I started snowboarding, it was always very deeply tied to surfing and skating. Even though I've always been merely average at all three, I've has this fascination with the crossover - surfing a big north swell at Holyoke in the morning and running up to the Poconos for the twilight session, hiking a hit in Northern California and then checking the jetty at Humboldt before dark, riding at Whistler one day and then making the trek out to ...
“Dark Horizons” for Surfer Magazine
I grew up reading every issue of Surfer Magazine cover to cover. It has always been an honor to get a feature assignment for "the bible of the sport," but it's increasingly rare these days with the state of print media. Hence, I am very excited to share "Dark Horizons," in the February 2018 issue. Surfer Magazine, February, 2018 While the photos are top notch and we did document the historic run of swell, I also spoke with key surfers ...
Dave Vision Tribute, The Aquarian
Of everything I have ever written, this is likely to be among the most meaningful to me. In early January, we said good-bye to Dave Franklin of Vision, aka DaVish, a guy who welcomed me deeper into New Jersey punk/hardcore 20 years ago, as he did for so many over the years that I now count as friends. On Sunday, April 2, we will celebrate Dave's life and character in the best way we know how - with a raucous ...
Interview with Travis Rice on “The Fourth Phase.”
Last week, I got a one-on-one interview with Travis Rice in LA, on the day of the premiere of his latest film "The Fourth Phase." I hesitate to call this a "snowboard" film because it's so much more. Rice and crew studied, followed, and rode the hydrological cycle of the North Pacific for four years. It's not just an action sports film - it documents the place where riding, science, and philosophy all meet. And there's so much more than ...
Joe Sib Interview for Huck
Joe Sib is the co-founder of Side One Dummy Records, the guys who have put out record by 7 Seconds, the Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Casualties, and Title Fight, and are still releasing amazing work from Pup, Restorations, and Chuck Ragan. Sib is still running the day to day ops at Side One Dummy, but in addition to the day job, he's got a little stand up comedy career. A lot of his material is ...
Jared Hart/Brian Fallon Acoustic Release
Every single day I am grateful for getting to occasionally work with the artists I love. This was a piece I wrote during the Red Bull Sound Select Days. Brian Fallon and Jared Hart had recorded a few Gaslight and Scandals songs for a digital release. "A couple of weeks ago, Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem brought Jared Hart, the young frontman of The Scandals, a punk band out of Bayonne, New Jersey, into a Manhattan studio to lay ...