In one form or another, I’ve been blogging since 2003. I’ve been writing online since 2400bps modems were cool. I remember the Internet before it had pictures. (True story, bro.)
I’m a writer, idea-maker, and all-around creative guy. I’ve written in a professional capacity for organizations ranging from mom and pop non-profits to Fortune 500s. I was involved in some of the earliest efforts in corporate social media when the field was young and people were still more excited about new methods of content distribution than they were about platforms. In that capacity, I’ve written on topics ranging from social media to genetic engineering to American History to alternative fuel vehicles – sometimes under my own byline, and other times as a ghostwriter for top global executives. I’ve also worked in PR, organizational communications, and reputation and relationships management. I am currently the publisher and executive director of OnePeterFive – an online journal and education-based 501(c)(3) about Catholic culture I founded in 2014.
I’ve studied theology for over 20 years, both personally and at the college level. I got my BA in Communications and Theology in 2001.
My writing on politics, religion, and culture has appeared in various outlets, including Crisis Magazine, CatholicVote, The Washington Times, Catholic Exchange, Catholicity, Rorate Caeli, and more. I’ve written op-eds on current events in Catholicism for USA Today and The Washington Post, and have been interviewed by Huffington Post Live, The New York Times, NBC News, The Washington Post, and American Public Radio. My current role as a Catholic publisher gives me ample opportunity for theological discussion.
This is the place where I ponder everything else.
I am a huge science fiction fan and aspiring novelist. Fiction is a great escape from the insanity of 21st-Century Western Civilization. Plus: spaceships are cool.
I like good bourbon, good wine, good food, good books, and good company. For fun, I do graphic design, sculpt cool little robots, engage in the photographic arts, argue with people on the Internet, watch interesting movies and TV, and play the occasional video game.
I’m married Jamie, who is one absolutely incredible, beautiful woman. She also happens to also be a kick-ass real estate broker. Together, we live with in Virginia with our seven little evil geniuses adorable children.