I’m a writer and blogger, and a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, the parent company behind WordPress.com, where I help folks to publish awesome content. This blog represents my ideas, thoughts, and quotes as well as some of the thought process behind my writing.

In the past, I worked as a personal trainer, personal training manager, and frequent freelancer for a variety of fitness publications. I’ve been fortunate to have my work featured on a variety of health and fitness websites including Greatist, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Reps!, DailyBurn, Breaking Muscle, Runner’s World, Running Times, Competitor, and a few others. Here’s a quick list of my favorites:

Importance of Relative Strength for Runners on Competitor

Bodyweight Training for Hypertrophy on Breaking Muscle

10 Gym Mistakes to Avoid on Men’s Fitness

8 Best PT Methods Explained on Greatist

Best Paw Forward on Runner’s World

Anything new will be posted here.

I’m currently interested in topics focused on the intersection of health, productivity, and technology including pieces in the quantified self arena.


This blog is built on WordPress using the Genesis Framework and rocking a custom theme from Brian Gardner. All blog posts are written in iA Writer. In addition to those tools, here are some others I use frequently:

  • Simplenote for catching ideas
  • CloudUp for screenshots and sharing files
  • Everything is saved on Dropbox
  • Pocket is my tool of choice for saving things for later
  • All projects are fueled largely by coffee
  • Every bit of information on this site will be saved from the impending Zombie Apocalypse by VaultPress