In 2018, I worked with Homeboat to do creative community engagement in Southwest Minnesota, hosted The Changing Times in a one month residency which culminated in a newspaper issue about Detroit, completed a residency at The Sanctuary in Arcata, California, made dinner for thirty writers in a garden for Room Project, and cooked for fifty designers, researchers, organizers, and artists in a bubble at SPACE SPACE SPACE.
In 2016, I completed Field Work, a research road trip focused on exploring community food systems and alternative community infrastructure across our great big nation. Along the way, I fell in love with Detroit and moved here.
Before that, I was a UX designer at Google making entertainment apps more useful, beautiful, and accessible to listen to, read, watch, and play for a billion people.
Meanwhile, I started Victory Kitchen, a community resource center focused on accessible shared meals, personal growth through creative expression, and direct community service.
Previously, I worked with nonprofits, NGOs, local businesses, educational institutions, arts organizations, cities, corporations, and bright individuals at Tomorrow Partners.
Before, after, and in between, I’ve done other thingswith design, food, friends, community, classrooms, and more.