I'm a writer, editor, author, storyteller for brands and podder-in-chief at Upod AcademyMy bylines appear in The New York Times, Forbes, GQ, Food + Wine and many other places.

I live in Los Angeles with my wife, Ruth Kennison, a chocolatier, and our son, Sebastian, who wears vintage hats. I went to Vassar College and Columbia Journalism School. Here's my TEDx talk on pushing through fear to get things done.