I've been a writer here at Crutchfield since 2006. My specialties have been car audio, GPS navigation, and radar detectors, which I've covered basically since day one. In 2008 I started shaping local print advertising for our retail stores in central Virginia. This introduced me to even more ways that Crutchfield connects with our customers and community.
I'm a huge fan of live music, and have been since my high school days. Once I was in college, I started following my favorite bands around the country, and still do today.
Those travels gave me a deep appreciation for reliable navigation. I remember the days of paper maps and printing directions from websites all too well. I've been tracking the evolution of dedicated portable and in-dash GPS navigation since I started here. I still see these devices as highly beneficial even as many people rely on their smartphones for guidance.
In the meantime, I've worked at several record stores and served as a DJ for a community radio station for over 20 years, allowing me to form bonds with other music lovers and fans of great sound. I used to write record and concert reviews for a handful of blogs and local publications, and you can find more of my writing in the book Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide.