It wasn't long ago that writers were magicians and wordsmithing was art. The internet, social media, and artificial intelligence recently have challenged these truths and made great storytelling seem like it comes cheap and easy. It doesn't. If it did everyone would be doing it
I have been originating creative enterprises based on an addiction to exceptional storytelling and brand building for more than 25 years, including launching four entertainment and real estate startups and producing three internationally award-winning books and films that have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, been featured on The Today Show, NPR, BBC, MSNBC, and SiriusXM, and re-printed in dozens of countries and languages.
As a writer, photographer, and producer, I've created consistently award-winning content—including magazine features, books, television series, film scripts, podcasts, and website and digital marketing copy—for National Geographic, Forbes, Magnolia Pictures, The Learning Channel, History Channel, Discovery Channel, McGraw-Hill, Karben Publishing, Outside, Men's Journal, Playboy, and the acclaimed podcast series WaitWhat all while deftly rolling with every new punch the never-ending changes in media and technology throw at us.
I also work with B2C and B2B brands, start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, CEOs, celebrities, and public relations and marketing agencies to shape brand identity, voice, and messaging through web content, podcast and video scripts, blog posts, thought leadership articles, white papers, marketing copy, and ghostwritten books that engage readers, drive customer conversion, increase exposure, build loyalty, and create opportunity. My clients are leaders and game-changers in innovation, travel, real estate, technology, design, food and wine, music, sustainability, energy, and the environment.
If you have a story worth telling,
I love telling them
My beat is inspiration.
Bring it on
Television, docs, scripts, drama.
Been there, done them
Ghostwriting, thought leadership, website copy, white papers, books, blogs
B2B, B2C, Fortune 500s, start-ups, innovators, influencers, celebrities
Ideation, strategy, digital, pitching, and copy for agencies and CMOs
—Front-line story sourcing, creative strategy, editorial navigation, and end-to-end project management
—See stories, subjects, people, and ideas for everything they're worth including media features, blogs, books, television, films, podcasts, brand ambassadorships, and online and sponsored content
—Tackle new subjects across unfamiliar genres with smart questions, clear focus, and efficient research
—Reliably distill complex subjects, conflicting themes, and new voices into coherent, compelling storytelling
—Fearlessly track down and interview anyone. Recent one-on-ones include Deepak Chopra, Andy Roddick, Luke Wilson, Ivanka Trump, Chris Hemsworth, billionaire venture capitalists and real estate developers, A-list celebrities, and #1 music stars
—Deftly deconstruct touchy topics. Disarming prickly people who are leery of the media and telling their stories are one of our specialties
—Write creatively and originally while adhering to brand style guides and SEO best practices
—Solve day-to-day creative and communication problems tenaciously, calmly, and independently while never missing a beat on deadlines
—Combine obsessive accuracy and rigorous editing with out-of-the-box story angling, compelling conceptual thinking, and creative narrative flair
—Juggle multiple deadlines and responsibilities in fast-paced environments that require collaborating with others and staying on point under pressure