I work as a writer and photographer for Alongsiders International in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
You can find me puttering around the streets of Phnom Penh on my Suzuki Viva 125 running stoplights and driving on the wrong side of the road or on the sidewalks like a local. If you see me in a coffee shop, I’ll be the one typing and deleting the same line over and over again.
With my family on the Suzuki Viva 125
(Photoshopped photo, no worries 🙂
I’ve worked on a variety of projects involving vulnerable children and families. I created a book, technically a graphic novella, called “Home, a Cambodian story,” together with Cambodian artist Sao Sreymao. Before that, I made a video called “Why Not A Family?” in partnership with the M’lup Russey organization. I also host a website at UnitingforChildren.org to raise awareness about the best practices for the care of orphaned and vulnerable children.
I have three daughters and a wonderful wife who also works at Alongsiders International. I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico (and have green chile powder to prove it), graduated from Occidental College (where Barack Obama attended for a year), worked with youth in inner-city Los Angeles (where I lived a block away from the original Senor Fish), graduated from the Fuller School of Intercultural Studies (where I met my wife at the Higher Grounds coffee shop), and lived in Japan for nearly ten years.