Selected work

longform

How to Save a Ski Town, Outside

A feature about the housing crisis affecting mountain towns in the West. “Gold” winner in the News/Investigative Reporting category of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards.

Artificial Intelligence Made This Magazine Cover, Cosmopolitan

When AI can write poetry and make art, what does it say about creativity—and our future?

Why Are So Many of Us So Terrible With Money?, Outside

Hint: It’s how we think about the future.

It’s Easy to Find Balance. Just Find the Meaning of Life, Outside

An exploration of work-life balance.

Walking Is Making a Major Comeback, Outside

In the midst of lockdown, a reflection on an age-old pastime.

The Gift, BICYCLING

Her fiancé’s bike crash was a tragedy. What she did after was a miracle. A Best American Sports Writing notable mention.

Paul Basagoitia Rides Again, BICYCLING

How one of the world’s best mountain bikers came back from a life-altering crash and injury. A Best American Sports Writing notable mention.

Shayna Texter Is Second to None, Red Bulletin

The story of a motorcycle racer who happened to be a woman, and happened to be beating the guys. Winner of a FOLIO award for profile writing.

Reggie Miller Is Gonna Keep Moving, BICYCLING

Why an NBA Hall of Famer’s second act was to become a newbie mountain bike racer.

How to Quit School, Follow Your Dreams, and Start the Coolest Run Club in the World, Runner’s World

They hated running. Then they started Koreatown Run Club.

essays, analysis, etc.

Men Love My Boyfriend, Outside

Living in a remote mountain town made him irresistible to curious dudes—and got me wondering why we assign so much importance to where people are from.

The Glory of Feeling Fine, The Atlantic

Why do we only appreciate our health after we’ve been sick?

In Praise of Pointless Goals, The Atlantic

A case for devoting an inordinate amount of time and effort to into something that doesn’t matter.

A Wholesome Mission to Get Naked Outdoors, Outside

My attempt to overcome a lifetime of prudishness.

Workcations Aren’t Escape. They’re Practice, The Atlantic

How the extended working vacation could help you recalibrate work-life balance.

In Praise of Garages, Outside

They don’t need to be huge; just big enough to store all your gear and all your dreams.

Soft Revolution, Red Bulletin

Profile of Dominican-American artist Uzumaki Cepeda. Winner of a National Arts & Entertainment Journalism award.