I’m a writer, editor and digital-media person who currently contributes to publications such as Smithsonian, Cruise Critic and Marriott Traveler.
Most recently I served as the Group Creative Director at Manifest, where I led a team that developed and executed the creative vision, strategy and day-to-day editorial across digital and print for the agency’s clients, including Brand USA, Hilton Grand Vacations, The Ritz-Carlton, Associations Now and Alamo Rent a Car.
I’m the former Content Director and Editor-in-Chief of Aol Travel and MapQuest, where I led the company’s move beyond maps and directions. My team and I helped transform and grow one of the Internet’s pioneering brands with digital content and storytelling across mobile, tablet, desktop and maps for more than 40 million monthly unique visitors.
Previously I worked on the travel team at USAToday.com and in the USA Today Travel Media Group, where I launched and managed destination coverage, including for more than 70 cities for The Point.
I’m also the co-founder of WorldHum.com, a culture and travel magazine. My co-founder and I bootstrapped and co-edited the digital publication, leading it through an acquisition by the Travel Channel. The site won multiple awards under our leadership, including a Gold Lowell Thomas Award for best internet travel site, and it was a Webby Award Honoree alongside NPR, the BBC and Vanity Fair for best writing. Dozens of stories from World Hum have appeared in the Best American Travel Writing Anthology. See my full resume at LinkedIn.
I live with my wife and our two boys near Washington D.C., where I’m currently working on a novel.