About

First and foremost, I am here to help you with your writing, editorial, and social media needs, and look forward to collaborating.  Check out my Services page for information on how I can help you. Or just contact me straight out.

I started writing seriously during grad school, where I wrote about Medieval and Baroque music, as well as Bartok string quartets (I was a professional musician for a long time). I went on to write about food, culture, the arts, recreation, and real estate in Queens.

In 2012 I was asked to write a guidebook to food in Queens, aptly called Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens. Yes, I ate a lot. A lot. The project was awesome and I walked miles and miles throughout the borough. You can read a number of interviews I gave about the book here.

In 2010 I co-founded We Heart Astoria, which has blossomed into two more websites, We Heart LIC and We Heart Sunnyside. Our content is pretty popular and we receive over 100,000 page views a month (closer to 125,000 and that keeps growing). We are the go-to resource for interesting things in Western Queens.

I write about global cuisine, CSAs, raw dairy, fermentation, and eating/preparing other traditional foods on Harmonious Belly. I also develop recipes and perform cooking demonstrations at the greenmarket each year.

I really, really love blogging and creating digital content, and have been doing it since 1996.

In the past, my work has required me to be flexible, quick-thinking, physically strong, analytical, creative, meet deadlines, and all of it has demanded hard work and improvisation. I’ve helped a lot of people make a lot of money over the years, been part of efforts that have changed the world, and I’ve interpreted and created things and ideas. Find out more on LinkedIn.

Speaking of learning more, be sure to check out my visual bio, too. There are cool animations, photos, and other fun stuff inside.

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