I write and I read and I love beautiful things.
Job Managing Editor / Dispatch Magazine
Lives In Portland
I'm a writer and editor living in Portland. My day job involves scouring the internet for interesting new stories, taste-testing every french fry in the city, and general wordsmithery at Dispatch Magazine. I also serve as a contributing editor to Literary Traveler, a lovely books and travel website based out of Somerville, Massachusetts. A New Englander for life, I only recently moved to Maine... but so far, I love it like crazy.
Why did you choose Portland? I've always loved Maine, and when I got the chance to work in Portland, I jumped at it. I can't think of a better place to be a writer—it's beautiful and creative and often rather quiet. But never boring.
Who are Portlanders you admire and why? So far, I admire most everyone I've met. But if you want to get particular, I think the guys at Urban Farm Fermentory are doing really cool work.
What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Hike them through the Fore River Sanctuary and then feed them at Duck Fat.
Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? Space Gallery!
What's the most surprising thing about this city? How much everyone seems to love dogs. I can take my dog anywhere!
What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Pork buns at Pai Men Miyake.
What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? The street style.
Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. Catching a show at the State Theatre (ideally, the Avett Brothers will come to town), followed by drinks at LFK. Next morning, brunch at Sonny's before driving out to Mackworth Island to take my dog Deja for a walk.
Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? Arabica Coffee.
I'm a graphic designer living and working in Portland, Maine. I believe in function over aesthetic.
I collaborate with my subjects to create stunning portraits for business and personal legacy.