I’m a writer, photographer, musician, and tech person from Oregon.
From 2006 until I left Texas in 2018, I wrote about matters of urban design, architecture, transit, bicycle advocacy, and walkability. Originally, I wrote about these topics on a site of my own, Fort Worthology, but in 2015 I moved to the alt-weekly newspaper Fort Worth Weekly. Below is a selection of articles from this period.
- “Transit and Walkability in the Economic Development Plan”
- “What Makes a Great Sidewalk?”
- “Pokémon Go and Fort Worth Urbanism”
- “Fake Urbanism vs. Real Urbanism”
- “Modernism on Magnolia”
- “About Urbanism, Part One” and “About Urbanism, Part Two”
- “Apartment Design and Affordability”
From 2008 to 2018, I was the Macintosh Hardware Tech at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. I left in 2018 to move to Oregon. I am an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and have extensive experience with Mac hardware and software and iOS software, as well as good familiarity with Windows 10. I also have ability with the Office 365 suite and Adobe Creative Cloud – Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere in particular.
My primary project is The Crystal Furs, a guitar & organ-centric indie pop band in the vein of ’90s groups like Heavenly, Go Sailor, and Velocity Girl. I handle keyboards and do backing (and occasional lead) vocals as well as writing about half the songs.