From climate change and mass extinctions to human evolution and deep space, my writing explores life on earth and its place in the universe. I contribute to National Geographic News, MSNBC.com, MSN, and SwitchYard Media. My words occasionally appear elsewhere on the Web and in a handful of outdoor and conservation minded magazines.
I began my journalism career at the Environmental News Network. While there, I was a lead writer for the 1.0 version of National Geographic News, which was produced as a joint venture between ENN and National Geographic Interactive from December 1998 to December 2000.
Prior to journalism, I taught English for a year at The Grange School, a private day school in Santiago, Chile. I graduated cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in American Literature and a teaching certificate. When away from the keyboard, I’m likely outside skiing, biking, or running, or at home in Seattle with my wife and a good read.