I was nicknamed "The Walking Man" by a San Francisco Chronicle editor for the series of stories I wrote for the Pink section about walking every street in San Francisco.
I've taught journalism at City College for 25 years. I worked full-time as an editor at The Chronicle for 22 years, where I helped edit the Daily Datebook, Sunday Datebook, Book Review and Style sections. Previously, I edited the People, Food, Briefing, Home and This World sections. I was one of a handful of editors who edited the late Herb Caen's column.
I've written numerous stories for The Chronicle, including cover stories for the Pink, Outdoors, Home, Food, Sunday and Friday sections, as well as the People and This World sections. Some of the stories that I wrote for the Outdoor section involved bungee jumping out of a hot air balloon, backpacking the 212-mile-long John Muir Trail in the High Sierra, skydiving out of a plane at 15,000 feet and rock climbing in Yosemite.
Perhaps my most popular piece of writing was a series of stories I wrote for the Sunday Pink section about walking every street in San Francisco. I finished that project on March 13, 2010 and my last installment ran in the Chronicle on July 11th of that same year.
Before coming to the Chronicle, I was editor for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Point Reyes Light newspaper in West Marin. I also worked as managing editor for the California Farm Bureau in Sacramento and the Mountain Messenger newspaper in Sierra and Nevada counties. I was communications coordinator for Northstar ski resort and was a reporter for the Tahoe World newspaper in Tahoe City.
I've won several California Newspaper Publisher Association awards for my writing, photography and design work. My City College journalism students consistently win the General Excellence Award for the campus magazine Etc.
In addition to City College, I teach journalism at College of Marin. I've also taught at Solano Community College, the University of San Francisco, an