I’ve written about everything from inner-city gangs to football brain trauma to natural disasters. Features I’ve written have been recognized by the City and Regional Magazine Association, the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists, among others. My work has been anthologized twice in the “Best American Sports Writing” series (with two other stories listed as “notable”), in “Next Wave” (a collection of the best American writers younger than 40), and in “Words Matter” (which features 20 influential University of Missouri School of Journalism graduates). Additionally, I am a contributing writer to ESPN The Magazine. My work has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”, as well as in Esquire and Men’s Health. In 2014, I was named CRMA’s writer of the year. I have been a CRMA writer-of-the-year finalist five other times.
Outside my magazine experience, I’m a former staff writer for The Associated Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. I was born near Boston, but was raised in Colorado. I graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, and we have two children. If I’m not reporting or writing, I’m probably at a swim meet, a baseball game, or I’m sneaker shopping.