mountains and clouds

I believe in the power of a good story.

When I was 10, I used to sit next to my portable record player on my bedroom floor, surrounded by 45 rpm singles. While I was changing the records, I would tell stories into a microphone, which was actually just the top end of my hockey stick. At 15, I interned for the summer at a rock radio station in Providence. By the next year, I was on the air and living my childhood dream of being a radio DJ.

I worked at rock stations in Eugene while I studied acting at the University of Oregon. Then I was ready for a new dream: moving to California and living in a cabin in the wilderness. I didn’t know quite how I would do it, and it did take a little while. Along the way, I sailed a small boat from San Francisco to Key West, rode a bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and did a stint in non-profit marketing, hosting and producing podcasts for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (back when you had to explain what a podcast was). It all finally came together and for a while now my cabin on “the mountain,” as the neighbors call it, has been home.

A few years ago, I built out a little studio under the yurt where I record voiceovers and coach voice acting via Source Connect or Skype. I also host and produce Listen To Sleep, a free weekly podcast with slow, quiet stories to help you fall asleep or just chill.

One of my best friends and I write and produce videos for companies all over the world, and we love doing that. He also recently introduced me to Tik Tok, which has awesome dog videos. Sometimes I make videos for fun.

I like Twitter. I blog erratically about the process of making the podcast, voice acting and Bodhi, the dog who owns me. Like most people, I’m trying to quit Facebook, again.

Instagram still feels like fun sometimes. Here are some recent pics from that. But enough about me. How are you?