An unbiased, un-official auto-biography perpetually in progress.
wrote and performed music,
produced public radio and
. . . I also took a swift stab at
I was a member of the Newark, NJ based hip-hop crew dälek.
While signed to Mike Patton's
record label, I released two
LPs and a number of
with artists from around the world.
We toured globally and we toured heavily, performing alongside many of my musical heroes; that said, our biggest honor and accomplishment had to be our collaboration with
‐ the German musical pioneers who helped establish what is now known as the 'Krautrock' sound.
my solo album recorded using turntables and vinyl record sources to construct a haunting, atmospheric ambient score - a counterpoint to the heavy beats and aggressive sounds the band was known for.
where I majored in Sociology and Anthropology and wrote a senior thesis titled 'Technology, Self & Society.'
My paper documented and analyzed an emerging musical lexicon among turntablists -- musicians who repurpose vinyl records and record players as their sole means of expression.
I enrolled in General Assembly's Web Development Immersive program where I studied several technologies including:
I became the 1st engineer hire at a start-up called
where I helped develop an automated payroll solution for small businesses. Today, Justworks provides a one stop, self-serve platform that automatically manages a company's payroll, contractor payments, health benefits, 401k and more.
I promise to use this site to showcase some personal projects on my
but until then you should feel free to look at my
for more information.
Anyone who knows me can attest to my passion for food.
After reading Anthony Bordain's
by Bill Buford, I was inspired to take a stab at being a chef myself.
‐ under the tutelage of chef Daniel Parilla ‐ I was inducted into the super-intense, never-boring under-world of the professional kitchen by working my way up the line at
a distinguished restaurant in New York City's Meatpacking District.
I spent the years between
WNYC / New York Public Radio.
I got my foot in the door interning at
where I assisted in the production of its 5th season. Later, I would compose music for some of the show's live events.
I held my first staff position at
‐ a nationally aired morning drive news program hosted by the inimitable
‐ where I spent my days pitching news story ideas and interviewing political, academic and cultural figures of international renown in order to script and produce
for air the following morning.
On the days that I filled in as the show's managing producer I was responsible for four hours of editorial content, organizing stories under tight deadlines.
Along the way I filed stories for
and sat as judge on an American Idol-esque panel for the radio station's city-wide music competetion
The Battle of the Borroughs
on several occasions.