About Me

I am a staff reporter with Crosscut, an online news, politics, arts and culture publication in Seattle. I cover housing, transportation, homelessness and other pressing issues in this rapidly growing region.

Before joining the Crosscut staff, I was a full-time freelance reporter. I often wrote about the urban housing crisis, transportation innovations, city politics, and the impacts of climate change. I’ve also written about underwater archaeologists, junior hockey labor disputes, luchador wrestlers in Seattle, Jewish pirates and plenty in between.

I was a contributing writer at Next City. I’ve also written for The Guardian, The Nation, CityLab, Pacific Standard Magazine, Vice, Yes! Magazine, and more.

In 2010, I founded The Bicycle Story, an online journal exploring the people of bicycling through interviews with adventurers, advocates, racers, bike builders, industry insiders and more. In 2015, I launched The Bicycle Story Podcast.

I contributed two chapters to Cycling Sojourner Washington, a guidebook to self-supported bike touring in Washington State. Learn more about the book and get yourself a copy.

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