I was raised on a Kansas farm but eventually made my way to Washington D.C. where I work as a radio producer and occasional filmmaker. I live in the Capitol Hill neighborhood with my wife Barrie and our son, Hank.
Since the mid-90’s, I've produced stories, interviews and documentaries for public radio, including the NPR programs, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. I also independently produced and reported the public radio documentary One Family and a Kansas Town. It aired on 100 stations nationwide and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
As a filmmaker, I assistant directed the documentary film Waiting for Hockney, an official selection of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2008 Toronto Hot Docs Festival. It had its broadcast premiere on the Sundance Channel. My first documentary film as a director was Open Secret. It had its world premiere in May of 2011 at the Toronto Hot Docs Festival. (You can read the reviews here.)
I'm currently the senior supervising producer of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. Before that, I was the executive producer of The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius XM Radio and Bob Edwards Weekend from PRI. I also co-curate Small Good Thing, an online showcase of creative work in film, radio, music and the web. And I co-founded Ignite DC, a showcase of innovation and ideas.
And a long time ago I was a US Marine.