Writer. Editor. Marketer. Idea Generator.
I have worked in the alternative press, first as a writer and editor at the Vermont Vanguard Press in Burlington, beginning at the start of the Bernie Sanders era. I moved to Connecticut in 1993 to become the editor of the New Haven Advocate, and was named publisher of the Advocate newspapers a decade later. Most recently I was a marketing and media strategist at the international anti-trafficking organization Love146.
Helping to make our community a better place. I've been lucky enough to have worked for positive social change professionally, either by covering politics and trends in weekly publications or online, or representing a change agent like United Way of Greater New Haven and Love146.
I'm interested in how the arts and especially grassroots culture can be an economic engine, and can improve the quality of life for people who live in small cities such as New Haven. (That’s why I serve on the Board of The Institute Library.) I like to read presidential biographies (thank you, Robert Caro). I'm a theater fan (thank you Long Wharf, Yale Rep & Yale Cabaret, the Goodspeed Opera House, and the Shubert for all the good times), and, as a point of trivia, my favorite Sondheim show is whichever one that happens to be cued up on my Apple Music feed.