This digital archive is a look back at some of my experience as a writer, editor, and podcaster, as well as a way to remember the people and experiences along the way.
The categories (above) link to writing (mostly) and editing (some) roles throughout my career. Also included is a podcast I hosted and videos I produced for the Dana Foundation, a brain science non-profit in New York City.
I began my career as a staff writer for the Bergen Record, a paper I delivered growing up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. I was most recently executive editor of the Dana Foundation and editor-in-chief of Cerebrum magazine. I've also worked as an editor at Rutgers Magazine, New Jersey Success, and New Jersey Business magazine.
I've won 20 writing awards from the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists (noted next to their stories).
I graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with a degree in journalism, and live in Nutley, New Jersey, with my wife, Sheryl. We have two daughters, Sam and Mel.
Special thanks to the many editors, designers, photographers, and illustrators who helped tell these stories, and to the countless sources who shared their time and insight.
You can contact me with any questions or comments. Thanks for visiting!
Link to the articles from the menu above. Some articles include essays on how the article originated or an aspect of the assignment that stood out. A blue oval under the article image indicates a “REFLECTION.”