Writings and Sound Production

After roughly 7 years in journalism, I moved into communications and marketing at the local College on the Hill. My time as a reporter was unforgettable and immensely valuable. It made me a better professional, writer and – more than anything else – deepened my general curiosity for things. Below, you’ll find some of my favorite stories. Beyond that are video and film projects for which I’ve written and produced music.

Don’t Look Down – A man-on-the-street tale of three dudes, one atop a 60-foot ladder, who are tasked with the unnerving job of painting a village’s sky-high church.

They Lived – Undeterred by state officials who refuse to assist them, a citizens’ group fights to memorialize the 5,776 former patients buried, most without markers, near the now-shuttered Willard Psychiatric Facility. I tagged along on a freezing December day when the group, acting on an anonymous tip, made its biggest discovery: at last finding the precise burial location of a former patient, Lawrence Mocha, the longtime cemetery gravedigger. Here’s the follow-up.

Revelation: Sammus – Rapper-producer Sammus has quickly become a force in Ithaca and beyond with lyrics that address everything from gender and racial stereotypes to her affinity for cartoons and video games.