I’m the founder of Think Piece Publishing, an imprint dedicated to mental health advocacy through the arts. I’ve put out several high-profile projects, including Julie Barton’s memoir Dog Medicine, which went on to become a New York Times bestseller; Adam Levy’s album Naubinway, which made top 10 lists around the world; Janet Burroway’s critically acclaimed Losing Tim, and Mark Mallman’s beloved The Happiness Playlist. I also host and produce The Think Piece Podcast, where I interview creative giants about art they love outside their own field.
I was the executive editor of Minnesota Law & Politics for 14 years before becoming editor-in-chief of Super Lawyers. I spent a year and half as a senior editor at Twin Cities Business. Today I am the director of learning at Fast Horse, where I produce a weekly Q&A column with creative thinkers.
I’ve written for Citizens League Voice, Delta Sky, Minnesota Monthly, MinnPost, Mpls/St.Paul, MSNBC, Next Avenue, Pollen, Star Tribune, Tennis, Twin Cities Business and many other publications. I’ve also done copywriting for corporate clients, such as Blue Cross, Deluxe, Magenic, Snap Fitness, Tectura Designs, Thrivent, and Trystar. You can find samples of my work on this site.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in communications from St. Cloud State University and a master’s degree in public affairs from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. In 2001 I was a Humphrey School Policy Fellow.
Away from the keyboard, I put a lot of miles on my Asics, haven’t missed a Wilco concert since 1997, and spend a lot of time in bookstores. My dream dinner party would be Elvis Costello, Marilynne Robinson, Barack Obama, Tina Fey, and Andre Agassi.