Writer. Editor. Translator. Educator
I hail from South Portland, a sleepy hamlet in Maine (a sleepy state in northeast America). After stints in rural Pennsylvania and urban Germany, I returned to Portland to cover the area's booming food and beverage scene. I now live in the Pacific Northwest, where I'm editor of Eater Seattle as well as a freelance writer, editor, translator, and educator.
Storytelling runs in my blood — I come from a line of writers and TV news anchors. Likewise, my German background has provided me the opportunity to live, work, and translate abroad.
My obsession with well-made beer began while I was living in Germany, and followed me back to the States in time for the rise of American craft. It's inspired me to study, create, teach, and write about all things fermented, cultured, and cured.