I was reared in Panama City, FL, and I lived in Nashville, Atlanta, Malibu, Atlanta, and Nashville before moving to Brooklyn in 2014. 

In March 2016, I began working in the newsroom of The New York Times. Prior to the Times I worked on Vogue's research team, and, in December 2015, I finished a Master's in Journalism at NYU. My features and criticism have appeared in The TimesThe AtlanticThe Boston Globe, New York ObserverInterviewThe FADERPasteNashville Scene and other publications.

From 1996 - 2005, I played tunes in one punk, one hardcore, and one Dischord-indebted band. I've since released two quiet records and one surf music collection. Sometimes I take photos