I help people tell their stories. And sometimes I tell my own.

After 20 plus years working with nonprofits and literary presses, I am also excited any time I get to talk to people about how they can enhance their marketing, communications, branding, strategy and planning work.

I serve as a Lecturer in the Lake Forest College Loop Program where I teach LOOP 202: Professional Development in the 21st Century.

Prior to this I served as the Senior Director of Strategic Communications at Prevent Child Abuse America from 2007-2016 where I oversaw content strategy for all traditional and new media efforts, as well as a Content Strategy Consultant for The Montana Institute from 2013-2016.

I co-scripted the 2010 Emmy award winning Ounce of Prevention of Florida “Prevent Child Abuse” public service campaign and co-authored the article A Unique Partnership: Prevent Child Abuse America, the FrameWorks Institute, and the Challenge to Secure Public Support for the Implementation of Prevention Policies (Protecting Children, 2010).

I frequently speak on the topics of messaging, framing, social media, blogging, fiction and essay writing and independent publishing.

I oversee This Blog Will Change Your Life, a place for finding cool stuff that just might change your life.

I have contributed to Punk Planet, Clamor and Men's Health and I am the author of several award-winning books, including the science fiction novel Orphans and essay collection Lost in Space: A Father’s Journey There and Back Again.

(Self-portrait with Slurpee)