I’m a reporter and multimedia producer based in Buffalo, N.Y. My specialties include features writing and science writing. Prior to moving here in 2009, I worked for newspapers in Las Vegas, Southern California, Seattle, Newark, N.J. and Allentown, Pa. Today, from my home on the Great Lakes, I use ink and pixels to tell vivid, thought-provoking stories.
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Artvoice | Murder on May Street: Who Killed Joseph Thomas Jr.?
The Buffalo Story Project | Hunting Monsters, Chasing Ghosts
Las Vegas Sun | How Three Iraq Tours Changed One Marine
LA Weekly | Forever Scared: An Innocent Man’s Endless Search for an Alibi
The Buffalo Story Project | Disgrace: St. Matthew’s Church Is Falling Apart. Who Will Save It?
Las Vegas Sun | New Nursing Schools Struggle
Las Vegas Sun | Open Records of State Nursing Board Aren’t So Open
Las Vegas Sun | Funding for Moapa Valley’s Only College to Dry Up
Daily Bruin (UCLA) | Flooding, Dust and Delays for Weyburn Residents
Daily Bruin (UCLA) | Mishaps Costly to Weyburn Terrace
Las Vegas Sun | Richardson Camp Ready for New Hero
Las Vegas Sun | Take a Long Look at Frazier Hall
The Seattle Times | Not Many Workers Want to Do the Puyallup as a Job
The Morning Call (Allentown) | Man Shot Fatally in Rooming House
The Buffalo Story Project | The Buffalo Story Project is a place for long-form, magazine-style stories about Buffalo and Western New York. The site has two main purposes: to give outsiders a glimpse into the Rust Belt, and to help Buffalonians discover their city in a new light. I created The Buffalo Story Project in 2009. Since then, my work on it has included reporting, writing, posting content and tweaking the design using CSS. I also produce the site’s audio and video features.
George Cohan’s Stories | This piece from the Las Vegas Sun is close to my heart because Mr. Cohan showed me the true wonder of a good story. The audio clips in the story feature Mr. Cohan holding forth on his experiences in faraway places. The audio is simple, but it’s lovely to hear his voice. It brings a depth to the story that text alone could not achieve. I used this same technique in a more recent article about another storyteller, paranormal investigator Joe Nickell: Hunting Monsters, Chasing Ghosts.
University at Buffalo Home Page | In June 2011, the University at Buffalo relaunched its home page, http://www.buffalo.edu. I led content development for this project, working with a creative team to produce the home page and sister pages. I’ve also helped create several online story packages. This one, on two of Western New York’s greatest scientists, uses timelines to present a chronology of the two men’s lives. And this one employs a Q&A and slide show to explore a remarkable home renovation in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood.