the only triple-threat beverage expert with a COMEDY background and a passion for heavy metal.


I've spent my life pursuing passions for music, comedy, and writing. After performing for years as a rock musician, I began using th 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 realizing my dream of combining my loves of music and the written word as the U.S. Executive Director of Kerrang! the longest standing rock publication in the UK. 

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



I am the U.S. Executive Director of Kerrang!, the premier rock publication in the UK, overseeing all creative and business decisions in the United States. A huge rock, hardcore, and heavy metal fan, I've been playing in bands for as long as I've been Bar Mitzvah'd (that's 13 years old, for you gentiles). Throughout the early 2000s, I sang and played guitar in Camilla and later, The Anthem Sound (Eyeball Records).



I have written about beer, wine, spirits, and coffee for Food & Wine, Tasting Table, Thrillist, Wine Enthusiast, Food Republic, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Men’s Journal, Playboy, Saveur, Quartz, Travel + Leisure, DuJour, Draft, Salon, Beverage Media, Supercall, All About Beer, Fatherly, Vinepair, Mr. Porter, Serious Eats, VICE Munchies, The Daily Meal, and the Institute of Culinary Education. Previously, I was Editor-In-Chief of The Beer Necessities, a digital publication founded by Anheuser-Busch.

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As a Certified Cicerone®, Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS), and a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), I teach beer, wine, and spirits classes at Astor Center, The Brooklyn Kitchen, and NYC Wine Company, while offering semi-private sessions around the country via IfOnly.

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Among the clients for which I have hosted branded events and educated audiences are The Glenrothes, High West Distillery, Anheuser-Busch, Pabst Brewing, Brookfield Place, and Prosciutto di Parma. In 2016, I spent a year as the Beer Director for Merchants Hospitality, tasked with selecting the beer menus for five downtown New York restaurants. I've spoken at trade and consumer events around the world, such as Thirst Boston, the Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference, Euphoria, and the US Beverage Expo.



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.