I am an American who has been living overseas for the majority of the past 14 years. Since moving to Asia in 2003, I have lived in Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan and am now Shanghai, China.
Most of the projects highlighted on this website started after leaving a PhD program in the U.S. in late 2016. The program was great but it was not leading to the creative or research path I wanted long term.
After moving back to China in January 2017 I had a creative surge, so I started my first podcast (now Geopats) and also started to learn to read Simplified Mandarin Chinese while vlogging about the experience on YouTube via the Changing Scripts YouTube channel. As time went on the podcast split into different podcasts and the YouTube channel gave birth to its' own podcast as well.
At the heart of all of these projects is a desire to share language and culture and quite often, where they intersect.
The projects are growing and changing all the time and far be it for me to stop their organic growth. I will update this website as things change so you can follow the messiness that ensues.
In addition to the Geopats Podcast, I am also Co-Host of the Creatively Complicated Podcast with Summer Rylander. We are digging into our own messy creative process twice a month.
I welcome feedback, interview volunteers and of course, questions.