Journalism, yard signs & other cool side projects
Between local news writing, a Pulitzer Prize nod, full-time work and a Washington Post byline, I keep myself busy.
News you can use…
I founded and run Petworth News, a popular hyperlocal news site in DC. Since it was founded in 2015, it has been voted one of the Best Community Blogs in DC four times by readers of the Washington City Paper. I was also in consideration for a 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Local Journalism for the story of Momma, which went viral nationally and directly led to new animal welfare legislation in DC.
I write long-form copy and produce professional video about local news, information and events and reach a monthly audience of over 34,000. I'm on Instagram and Twitter (verified account), and have 4,000+ followers on the Petworth News Facebook Page where I reach up to 25,000 weekly. I've been interviewed by the New York Times, NPR, the Washington Post and other amazing domestic and international media outlets (see my humble brag page).
Progressive Protesting — sharing a strong message
In 2017, I promoted the spread of the “Glad You’re Our Neighbor” progressive-messaged yard signs across the country, and started a company, “Stand Up Signs,” to help print and ship them. The story of the signs went viral, and I was interviewed on NPR, Huffpost, France 24 and others.
I'm also a contributing writer with the Washington Post and have a byline in their All Opinions Are Local section.
I used to be a Segway tour guide in DC — so I know a ton of "useful" factoids about the monuments. I look very cool wearing a big helmet.
I have been doing freelance work since the early 2000s, and have had some great clients and projects like Verizon Wireless, CarMax, Audible, Splenda and others. Currently, I provide freelance digital strategy for the Latino Economic Development Center in Washington DC and other small businesses and restaurants in the District.
Here's a quick overview of some of the projects I’ve done: