I've been allowed to work at the Reader
since 2008, first as the music listings editor, then an editorial assistant, then an assistant editor, then a staff writer, and now as an associate editor. Five titles in five years—I think that's a good thing. I came to Chicago via Cincinnati where I did music freelance for the city's local alt-weekly CityBeat
. I'm an avid Logan Square enthusiast who relishes in rummaging for obscure hardcore-punk records, eating veg
, riding two wheels
, and gambling on sporting events in hopes of filling a gaping hole in my life. In late 2012, I had my first ever cup of coffee
and haven't been right since.