Freelance Automotive Journalist
No really, my first word was 'car.' Check the "About Me" section to find out more.
I love cars. I love how they look, how they drive, how they sound, and even how they smell (ever been to a race?). In early 2017 I made a small leap into automotive journalism. A call went out on VWVortex.com for writers, and while I never considered myself a 'writer' I did a fair share of it for my day job. I threw my hat in the ring and have created dozens of articles for the site.
After a few assignments, I now am responsible for two weekly columns for the site. I was trusted to cover the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship where I interviewed VW's North America Region CEO. With these accomplishments under my belt, I am now putting even more effort towards this incredibly fun second career.
I have no idea where this will go, but I invite you to join me in the ride.
Jack of all trades, master of none. Well, maybe sarcasm.
I'm a part-time freelance writer. My work has been published in ones of places. I love everything about cars. As a small child I always had a car in my hand or within reach. When I started to babble, the boys in our tiny development in Burton, Ohio sat with me for hours saying 'car' over and over. Their persistence paid off and car was my very first word.
In in the early and mid 90s I attended the Cleveland Institute of Art with the high hopes of becoming a car designer. After one semester I knew this was not the role for me. Despite the change, I've always stayed close to cars. So much so, that I ended up in two local Ford commercials that ran for two months. I used the Ford money towards repairs to my Volkswagen.
While I never made it to the inside of a design studio, I have a fulfilling day job in corporate America where I help others with their career development. I very much enjoy it; no sarcasm intended. I live in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with my favorite person in the whole world, our two daily drivers, and two older Volkswagens in various states of repair. Much like the VWs, our 1939 home is always in some state of renovation.
When I'm not corporating or writing or repairing or renovating, you can find me drawing or painting. Which doesn't happen often enough.
I'm always looking to take on additional work.