I believe in user-driven design, journalism that solves problems, testing assumptions, iterative change, open source, learning quickly, hiring people who are smarter than me, and admitting what I don't know.
I am the director of news technology for MinnPost, a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to in-depth coverage of the issues Minnesotans care about. I manage web development and design, and lead our data team.
Before joining MinnPost in 2010, I spent time as a magazine editor, video producer, graphic designer, and photographer. I do some freelance writing, but much of my work is focused on visual journalism, interface design, and project management.
I got my start in 2003 working for the Augustana Mirror (eventually as editor in chief) and as music director at KAUR FM 89.1.
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Outside of work, I spend a lot of time biking around Minneapolis, learning aerial arts, drawing pictures, and curating nerdy tumblrs. I studied art, journalism, and religion during undergrad, and am prone to start talking about hermeneutics if I've had enough whiskey. I volunteer for the Neighborhood Involvement Program as a crisis counselor.