ABOUT

I’m a writer and documentary filmmaker living in the Pacific Northwest. My next book, The Lost Continent: Coral Reef Conservation and Restoration in the Age of Extinction, is due out October 18, 2022 and available for pre-order now.

My novel Vintage was released in 2015 by Simon & Schuster. It’s been called “spellbinding” and “positively delightful” among other nice things. I’ve written fiction and nonfiction for publications ranging from Failbetter.com to Hair Trigger, MSN, The Briar Cliff Review, Narrative.ly and Terra Magazine.

I directed the film American Wine Story. I co-produced and directed Saving Atlantis with Justin Smith, a film about the devastating decline of the world’s coral reefs. I also co-produced and directed Three Days of Glory with Scott Wright, an award-winning deep dive into Burgundy and winemakers surviving in the face of climate change and corporate greed.

I pay my bills by working for Oregon State Productions, creating documentary, video and broadcast content that advances the university’s educational mission and makes a positive difference in the world. I also teach documentary film studies in the School of Writing, Literature and Film at OSU.

I take photos, above and below the water. You can find and download some of them at Unsplash.

I live in the spectacularly beautiful state of Oregon on the rainy side of the mountains with my wife and daughter. When I’m not doing something outside, I’m usually reading and occasionally writing books.

I’m fortunate to have Kimberley Cameron of Kimberley Cameron & Associates representing my literary work.

Photo: Bailey Baker