Judging the Maui Onion Festival in May 2013.

I am an award-winning, Charleston-based freelance writer, editor and photographer with a focus on food, humor and travel topics.

If you’re not yet familiar with my work, sample the flavors with the pieces in the “Best Of” tab.

I was a professional chef for almost three years while putting myself through college and earning a psychology degree. Combine that with four years of prep and “paying my dues” time in the kitchen prior, and you get, um, seven years.

After finishing college, I ended up in the corporate world, which I suppose I was pretty good at. Seized by a random and questionable ambition to become a Fortune 500 CEO, I spent two grueling years earning an MBA at night before waking dafuq up and realizing money does not buy happiness. Or love. Or anything truly valuable. (Unless you count raw oysters).


Long story not that shortened, I’m a storyteller.

One of the few enduring traditions of human culture, stories – when told with cadence, flourish and a small touch of muse-inspired magic – have the power to move and inspire our minds, our hearts and even our souls.

The desire to bring that alchemy to everything I create is what propels and motivates me.

That and raw oysters.

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awards2014I’m always excited to take on new challenges, work with talented publishers and editors, and have money to buy stuff.

If you have an assignment or project – or would like to use my food photos for commercial purposes – I’d be honored to discuss that with you. Please contact me through the annoying form I’ve had to set up to slow the pace of PR firms adding me to their daily blasts.

Unless otherwise noted, all photos have been taken by me.

Later Gator,