I have been writing professionally almost 20 years and was first published in 5th grade in a YMCA newsletter. The article I wrote turned into a column which lasted for three more editions. This was a long career for a 10-year-old!
During high school, I was a writer for the school paper, later to become a short term entertainment editor. Then, I became semi-famous in Southern California for my photocopied fanzine “The Fugitive Yearbook Press” which began as a protest to my poorly managed high school yearbook class. This managed to continue for six editions in a little over a year. The first edition was 250 copies placed in record stores in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. The final version being a 10,000 copy newsprint magazine. All done by hand before desktop publishing existed in homes or schools.
From there, I submitted to occasional local music magazines landing a permanent position as a Copy Editor for U-Wire. After a company relocation, I began entertainment writing and editing for the now-defunct Hear/Say Magazine.
In 2016 I began a short term blog called “South America Guy” about my adventures touring South America. From there, I started picking up freelance jobs in health, family and marketing industries. This is where I continue my work today as a social media marketer as well as health and family writer.