About Me

I am currently the Senior Creative Writer for DataVisor. In this role, I am a storyteller, editor, wordsmith, content marketer, strategist, analyst, researcher, and publisher. I am responsible for establishing and maintaining brand voice, connecting and communicating with community, and publishing compelling content that prioritizes actionable value for audiences. DataVisor is committed to delivering the world’s most sophisticated AI-powered solutions to proactively detect and prevent fraud and abuse.

I was previously the Senior Writer and Chief Words Officer for Udacity, a career-focused online learning provider connecting learning to jobs for the modern, digital economy.

I am a poet. My poems have appeared, or are appearing in, The Massachusetts Review, Redivider, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Harpur Palate, and more. My debut poetry volume “Short Houses With Wide Porches” was published by Shady Lane Press. My poem “Emigrant Song” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in December of 2018.

I received my MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from The Stonecoast MFA Program at The University of Southern Maine. I have been awarded residency grants to attend the Vermont Studio Center, and the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence Project.

I am a songwriter. I have released 11 albums under the name Preacher Boy. I have also co-written songs with artists including Eagle-Eye Cherry, Colin Brooks, Will Scott, Dusty Wright, Mulebone, The Blisstones, The Hungry Dog Brand, Miller’s Farm, and Kreg Viesselman.

I have additionally written about wine and music for Grape Collective and Ridge Vineyards; about cryptocurrency and financial inclusion for Uphold; and about human resources and content marketing strategy for Advos.