I've been a writer since the 1990s. I guess you could say I've put my English degree to good use. Some of the publications I've worked for include Jersey Arts, NJ Webguide, Family Guides of NJ, Princeton Magazine, Fleet Executive, FLEET Solutions,, and a pair of my own - Upstage Magazine and my current publication, New Jersey Stage. I've also had articles run in publications like Backstreets and Elmore Magazine.

I met my wife, Sherry, while attending Lynchburg College in Virginia. She was a local. I brought her back to Jersey. We've been living in Belmar ever since. Much of the time with a dog... or two. She is a professor at a local university, which used to be a college. Our school has since become a university as well, but it'll always be Lynchburg College to us.

Outside of a five year stretch when I covered the fleet automotive business, I've covered the arts exclusively. My specialty is with music and theatre, but I have done pieces on art, film, comedy, and dance as well. In addition to magazine and website articles, I have published two books - Beyond the Palace (published in 2003) and Are You Listening? The Top 100 Albums by New Jersey Artists from 2001-2010 (published in 2011).

In addition to writing, I run an online radio station called AsburyMusic.com. Right now I'm mostly a program director, creating the playlists and archives, but I hope to get back to creating radio programs again. The shows will be posted in the RADIO section of this website.

My goal with this site is to have a single place with easy access to my collective work - sort of a "this is your life" kind of thing. I've never been much of a blogger, but I'm going to give it a try. The blog will have a bit on music, theatre, film, tv, hockey, soccer, and multiple sclerosis (MS). I was officially diagnosed with MS in 2015 after having symptoms for several years. In essence, the blog will be my thoughts on a bunch of things.

Much of my career has been spent talking with artists who were new or up-and-coming, but I have interviewed many big names as well. My articles section links to pieces on people who have won Grammys, Tonys, Oscars, and more. I don't usually look back, so creating this site was kind of fun.

If you would like to contact me, I can be reached via email or on Twitter @lighty99.