Radio is my life and my livelihood. Long before I was a producer, I was an obsessive listener, trawling the bands for heart-stopping sounds since childhood. I’m fortunate that the circumstances of my life have aligned such that I can spend my days (and a fair number of nights!) creating good radio of my own.
I’ve worked full-time in radio since 2008. I’m the staff producer for KCRW’s Independent Producer Project, providing independent and freelance contributors with development, production, and editorial tools to help bring their stories to KCRW’s listeners. I’m a Contributing Editor for The Organist, a co-production of KCRW and The Believer magazine, as well as an occasional producer for KCRW’s UnFictional program. My piece for UnFictional, “The Ghosts of Fire Island“, won First Place (Large Newsroom Documentary category) at the 2014 Public Radio News Directors awards, and Second Place (Radio Documentary) at the 2014 L.A. Press Club awards. Previously, I served as Music Supervisor for KCRW’s Strangers from 2012-2014.
As a freelance radio producer, editor, engineer, mixer, composer, and music supervisor, my clientele includes This American Life, BBC, 99% Invisible,TED Radio Hour (NPR), New Yorker Radio Hour (WNYC), Note to Self (WNYC), PBS Masterpiece Studio (WGBH), FiveThirtyEight, Slate.com, the Getty Museum (Los Angeles), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Studio 360 (WNYC), USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Harvard Business School, Latino USA, On the Media (WNYC), The Big Listen (WAMU), Monocle, and many others.
In a former life, I was the Senior Radio Producer for L.A. Theatre Works, where I worked with an incredible array of playwrights to adapt their original stage plays to the audio medium, including Neil LaBute, David Auburn, Kenneth Lonergan, Moisés Kaufman, Charles Busch, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Michael Hollinger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. In addition, I produced over 100 interviews and features which illuminated the real-world issues beneath the plays, including interviews with paleontologists, reproductive ethicists, neuroscientists, religious scholars, ghost-hunters, mapmakers, and more. I continue to pitch in at LATW as a Consulting Producer.
And, of course, I always keep one foot in the experimental/radio art world, with recent commissions, performances, and broadcasts for Radio Revolten (Halle, Germany), Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid), Radius (Chicago), framework radio (Estonia), SNYK (Copenhagen), and DUBBELRADIO (Farsta, Sweden).
I’m always happy to discuss new projects and possibilities. Feel free to shoot me a line below if you have something exciting to share.