Hardware Staff Writer
2018 - Present
I write desktop gaming PC reviews, hardware how-tos, and features. Current beats are: cloud gaming, weird hardware, The Sims 4, and Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2.
Instructor, Creative Writing Conservatory
Orange County School of the Arts
2017 - Present
I teach writing and genre study courses like Interactive Fiction, Game Writing, Cyberpunk, Mystery Writing, and Urban Myths and Legends. To quote one of my students, “Ten out of ten, would take again.”
Senior Assistant Fiction Editor
Abyss & Apex
2015 - Present
I read slush. I might have read your slush. Here’s a few stories I pulled out of the slush pile: this, this, and this. For the record, I don’t like sending rejection letters.
2015 - 2018
I spent most my time reviewing video games and managing the reviews sections for a few independent games outlets, and doing QA/mock reviews for all-inclusive games PR companies.
Founder + Managing Editor
2016 - 2017
With a few other students, I built an interdisciplinary graduate journal from scratch, launched our first issue in both digital and print, and even took a few trips to the east coast to promote the journal and sit on a panel. It was awesome.
Publicity Manager + Editor
Calliope Art & Literary Magazine
2015 - 2016
I organized calls for submissions, designed flyers, improved the magazine's presence on our college campus, reviewed fiction and poetry submissions—you know, the usual.
MFA Creative Writing
2014 - 2017
National University of Ireland Galway
2010 - 2011
University of Redlands
BA English: Writing (Minor: Theater Arts)
2005 - 2009