Currently based in North Texas (but open to a move), I’ve been writing about things for over a decade now. After running my own site – Fort Worthology – covering issues of architecture, urban design, transit/bike/pedestrian advocacy, and city matters in Fort Worth for nine years, I transitioned to blogging about these topics for the Fort Worth Weekly, the popular locally-owned independent alt-weekly newspaper. I’ve been writing at the Weekly since 2015.
In addition, I co-founded and co-wrote the Fort Worth news and current affairs site West and Clear, which operated from 2007 to 2009.
Since November 2017, I’ve been the City of Fort Worth Zoning Commissioner for District 9, which covers areas like Downtown, the Near Southside, and West 7th Street.
I’ve worked as a technology professional for over a decade, and have been at my current position at Texas Christian University for ten years, working with an installed base of thousands of units. I’m an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) and deploy and maintain Macintosh computers and iPads, as well as some similar work with HP desktops and notebooks and VoIP desk phones.
I’ve been taking photos seriously since 2008. Shooting on a mixture of digital and film cameras, I’ve photographed diverse places like Austin, Marfa, Houston, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Portland, Eugene, and Astoria, and captured performances by indie bands like Quasi, Ex Hex, and Dressy Bessy.
Since 2013, I’ve been writing and performing music. My current band, The Crystal Furs, released its debut album in 2016, and is working on their sophomore release for 2018. Prior to The Crystal Furs, I was a recording & touring member of Missing Sibling, and co-founder/writer/performer in The Diabolical Machines.
I directed and shot two music videos for Missing Sibling: “Always” and “Mary’s Rashers.”
I co-hosted three podcasts: the Fort Worth news, issues, and art discussion shows Hello Panther and West and Clear, and the Dallas/Fort Worth and national urbanism discussion show The Urbanology Show.