Computing and technology

Computing has been a passion ever since I put together my first desktop in fifth grade, and has only grown over time as I’ve become more embedded in the enthusiast computing world. My staff writer position at Digital Trends afforded me the opportunity to review the latest products and attend in-depth press events and conferences for major players in the space, including Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Oculus, and Microsoft Game Studios.

As part of my role at Digital Trends, I was also asked to stand in front of the camera and provide succinct product review videos and instructional guides, edited by an outstanding team of producers.

In addition to regular news, reviews, and op-eds for Digital Trends, I also co-hosted the weekly computing podcast, Close to the MetalEach episode dug deep into a single issue, exploring as many facets as we could, and taking viewer questions while streaming live to Facebook and YouTube.


As the world of herbal vaping has grown, so has the interest in technology and major players in the field. I’m a regular contributor to the Planet of the Vapes online vape store’s blog, where I run hands-on tests, snap photos, and review the clouds of the latest and greatest from PAX, Storz & Bickel, and Arizer.

We’re working towards expanding our editorial presence with videos and more in-depth journalism soon.


High-end computing and gaming go hand-in-hand, and my writing has taken me to major gaming conventions for the last several years. I’ve attended Pax West, E3, and Oculus Connect to experience the latest games, and enjoyed interviews with prominent developers, engineers, and representatives in the space.

In addition to more buttoned-down gaming coverage, I also host my own gaming and livestreaming channel, Loot Lust. It’s focused on entertainment, and a way for my friends I to share our enthusiasm and shenanigans.

We’re in the process of workshopping a more formal podcast and livestream schedule, so make sure to stay tuned there for a complete calendar.