I've worked in public media for three decades, first as a producer for Ken Burns' "Civil War" series and a film history of Congress, and since 1998 at NPR in Washington.
In that time I've: filmed every US battlefield before dawn; created arts magazines and award-winning podcasts and radio series; produced concerts and live theater events; helped writers find their voice and the arc of the story; written millions of words and shaped thousands of interviews; won an Emmy, a Peabody, a DuPont and James Beard Award ...
... and supervised NPR's news coverage during some of the most challenging events of our times. I've sat in studios like these a lot.
In 2018 I moved back to my childhood home in suburban Washington to care for my dad, for what we thought were the final months of his life. He rallied and stayed with us for three more years. It was immensely fulfilling to help him, and immensely difficult. I kept audio diaries and created the podcast "Twenty-Four Seven" about becoming a parent to your parents. Since his passing we've expanded it to include other families and conversations about caring for elders and dementia.
I've also developed podcasts for Audible with faith leader Jim Wallis interviewing leading thinkers about faith and justice, and helped Texas Public Radio launch two award-winning podcast series during Covid.
If you'd like to learn more, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.