About Me

I am currently Senior Writer at Coursera. I began this role in April of 2020. It is a genuine thrill to join an organization with such a clear-eyed and future-facing sense of why education matters, what education means in the new landscape of our global economy, and how essential it is that everyone has access to the opportunities education affords.

I was previously the Senior Creative Writer for DataVisor. In this role, I functioned as a storyteller, editor, wordsmith, content marketer, strategist, analyst, researcher, and publisher. I was responsible for establishing and maintaining brand voice, connecting and communicating with community, and publishing compelling content that prioritized actionable value for audiences. DataVisor delivers the world’s most sophisticated AI-powered solutions to keep companies and their customers safe from fraud and abuse.

Prior to DataVisor, I was 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.