I am a Portland, Oregon-based landscape painter and writer. I was born in Los Angeles, California in 1952, spending most my childhood in North Hollywood and Studio City. After serving in the U.S. Navy for six years, I moved to Portland, Oregon where I studied medieval and Renaissance history at Portland State University, attaining a Bachelor of Science degree. Following college, I took what I thought would be a temporary position as an investigator at a Portland law firm. The job turned into a nine-year career as a private investigator. In the late 1980s I became active in the environmental movement and transitioned from investigator to investigative reporter, covering environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest for the Sierra Club, Western States Center and local newspapers. In 1999 I became managing editor of The Portland Alliance, a monthly tabloid that covered Northwest political movements. After seven years as editor, I moved into radio broadcasting, producing and co-hosting Voices from the Edge, a weekly talk radio program that focused on Portland's communities of color. I retired from the radio program in 2012 and since then have divided my time between writing and painting. I live in Portland with Marjorie, my partner of more than 20 years.
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