About Me

I have two bios. There’s the standard one that covers where I’ve worked — San Diego Union, San Jose Mercury News, Washington Post, ESPN, Bleacher Report, SiriusXM — and what I’ve done — TV analysis, TV sideline reporting, newspaper beat writing, magazine writing, video and radio show hosting.

Then there’s who I am — first-generation American with German as a first language, Ivy League grad (Dartmouth), Division I soccer player, left-handed thrower and shooter, right-handed writer, golfer and bowler, husband, father, surfer, and recovered alcoholic.

This site is where those two sides of me get to intersect in a way they couldn’t anyplace else.

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Causes I Support

The Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation USA is a U.S. 501 grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waves and beaches.

The Glide Foundation

The Glide Foundation is a charity organization that helps the homeless based in San Francisco, California, USA.

Coastside Hope‎

Coastside Hope’s mission is to offer basic life necessities in the form of food, clothing, housing assistance, online application for government benefits, referrals, and other support with dignity and hope to mid-coast residents.

Fergie, surrounded by her entourage, bolting out of Staples Center. Based on the reaction to her, um, anthem interp… https://t.co/TEZU1MfMNm
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