I think of myself as an interdisciplinarian, or maybe just a perpetual student.
I was academically trained in studio art and art history, and after graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in Visual Studies, I worked briefly as artist assistant, curatorial assistant, and studio art TA. But I soon took gigs in technical start-ups, and I hand-rolled my first website in 1993. As the web evolved so did I, and I’ve worked as digital strategist leading teams to design products for e-commerce, collaboration, research, marketing, communications, social media, and more.
Along the way I completed a Master’s in Dartmouth’s MALS program, a Creative Writing degree that demanded interdisciplinary inquiry. My métier was creative nonfiction and my thesis manuscript was a memoir, but as a lark I also started writing about gastronomy, launching a wine and food blog at a time that was novel. That led to contributions to other publications as writer, editor, designer, and editorial strategist, and to invitations to travel to research wine regions and their traditions.