I’m a “Creative” with real Business experience.

 
 

I've spent my life pursuing passions for entertainment and marketing. After performing for years as a signed rock musician, I began using the microphone and guitar to become a stand-up comedian. While touring all 50 states, I enjoyed visiting breweries during my down time -- enough to start documenting my experiences as a beverage writer. Soon, I was covering beer, wine, and spirits full-time, and educating thirsty audiences across the country.

Today, I am combining all of my interests as the U.S. Executive Director of Kerrang! the longest standing rock publication in the UK — by producing content to develop and monetize an exponentially growing American audience.

Also, I have a wife, a daughter, a son, and a cat.

 
 
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WORK EXPERIENCE

As U.S. Executive Director of Kerrang! — the premier UK-based rock publication founded in 1981 — I oversee all creative and business ventures in the United States. Fueled by a passion for rock, punk, and heavy metal, I’ve applied my experiences in writing, editing, video production, management, and sales to develop a massive digital audience for the brand in America.

Previously, I was Editor-In-Chief of The Beer Necessities (a digital publication founded by Anheuser-Busch), Beer Editor for About.com (now Dotdash), and Program Scheduling Coordinator for Comedy Central.

 
 
 
 
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BEVERAGE EDUCATION & Consulting

As a Certified Cicerone®, Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS), and a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), I’ve taught beer, wine, and spirits classes at Astor Center, The Brooklyn Kitchen, and NYC Wine Company. I’ve hosted branded events for The Glenrothes, High West Distillery, Anheuser-Busch, Pabst, Brookfield Place, and Prosciutto di Parma, and have spoken at trade and consumer events around the world such as Thirst Boston, the Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference, Euphoria, and the US Beverage Expo.

In 2016, I spent a year as the Beer Director for Merchants Hospitality, buying beer and curating menus for five downtown New York restaurants.

 
 
 
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COMEDY / TV

As one half of comedy duo Dave and Ethan, I co-created and co-starred in Dave and Ethan: Lovemakers on NBC’s digital comedy platform, Seeso. I've hosted various videos for Food & Wine Magazine, and an international video series for Budweiser. Previously, you may have seen me on NBC's The Tonight Show, The Today Show, VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, Bravo, TruTV, Food Network, as the host of PBS’s Bongo Bongo and Music Choice’s Rock U, or all over my parents’ house, where my mother proudly displays a few too many framed photos of her son.