JOURNALISM

10 years of journalism distilled down to some of my favorite interviews, features and stories.

My work has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association with multiple awards in reporting, photography and design.

I'm proficient in both AP and Chicago style. As for my qualifications in the beer industry, I became a Certified Cicerone in 2010 and ran DRAFT Magazine's beer review panel for 5 years.

I also play the piano, but not well enough to brag about it, so disregard this last bit.

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"IT'S ALWAYS SUDSY"

An interview with two cast members of the FX comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." DRAFT Magazine

"WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICAN BEER?"

I was featured as an industry expert during a number of appearances on TV and radio. This is from Fox Business' "Varney & Co." 2010.

DRAFT VIDEO CONTENT

I DIY'D video content for DRAFT Magazine, which basically involved me setting up a camera and producing, writing and editing the projects. They varied from reader Q&As to Beer Reviews to Interviews with brewers (this was before FB Live and such were available). Although DRAFT is currently on hiatus, you can see some of the videos I created on YouTube @DRAFTMAG.

"THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS"

Rock & Roll hall-of-famer Grace Slick reflects on Jefferson Airplane and her love of painting. Connection Newspapers

"GRIDIRON GRUDGE MATCH"

A look at some of the NFL's most legendary rivalries. DRAFT Magazine

"MADDEN NATION" + "UNLEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD"

A dive into the legacy of Madden Nation, and the most difficult NFL stadiums for opposing teams. DRAFT Magazine

"SONGS IN THE KEY OF SEA"

A glass harpist talks about his love of the art and the joy it brings to people in the Washington, D.C. area. Connection Newspapers

As editor of DRAFT Magazine for 8 years, I annually curated a list of "Top 25 Beers of the Year." DRAFT Magazine

"TOP 25 BEERS OF THE YEAR"

I travelled the English countryside to judge a legendary pudding contest. DRAFT Magazine

"A PUDDING QUEST"

A professional photographer and human rights activist sheds light on the horror of global human trafficking. Connection Newspapers

"FACES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING"

Extreme Beer Collectors: Part of a series that delves into the extreme side of craft beer fanaticism. DRAFT Magazine

"EXTREME BEER COLLECTORS"
"THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD" + "FOOTBALL ACCORDING TO COWHER"

Deep dives with "The Most Interesting Man in the World" and a Super Bowl-winning NFL coach. DRAFT Magazine

"A LÁ BEER"

I acted as DRAFT Magazine's food editor, producing a series of features called "Á La Beer," where I challenged notable chefs to cook under a theme using beer as an ingredient. DRAFT Magazine

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@DRAFTBEEREDITOR

My Instagram account while I was the Beer Editor at @DRAFTMag. Since I left, it's been dormant.