Founder and Managing Editor
Apr 2009 - Present (11 years 11 months)
Launched in 2008, Daily Blender began as a niche destination for insider news and events within the food & beverage world, with timely newsbits, event coverage, and exclusive interviews. In 2013, Daily Blender expanded to incorporate additional arts & culture coverage, including authors, musicians, and special events.
Over the last decade, we’ve featured Q&As with Steven Soderbergh, Anthony Bourdain, Nichelle Nichols, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Christopher Moore, Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, Noelle Scaggs, Simon Van Booy, Roy Choi, Stephanie Izard – and many others.
Sep 2008 - Present (12 years 6 months)
* Penning long-form profiles and editorials in travel, food & wine, and arts & culture. Bylines at The Writer, Matador Review, Northwest Palate, Delta Sky, BBC Travel, Cision, BootsNAll, Viator, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer - and Daily Blender, of course.
* Creative design and direction, including branding (logo development/rebrand), creative assets, direct mail, publications (digital and print), and photography.
Co-Owner/Marketing & Sales
Zen Kitchen Catering
Apr 2003 - Apr 2008 (5 years)
Marketing and events for an award-winning organic catering business in Portland, Oregon, facilitating full service, off-site events featuring organic/natural/local foodstuffs and sustainable business practices. Clients included Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Glamour Magazine, Vegetarian Times Magazine, The North Face, and Lucy. Voted 'Best Caterer' by CitySearch readers and editors, 2006 & 2007.