Thank you for visiting my site! I am a novelist/screenwriter, musician, and podcast producer based in Austin, Texas. I have many interests and passions, including Russian history, language, and culture. But these days, having spent nearly two decades as a performing artist and storyteller, I primarily produce podcasts, teach music, write, and perform around Austin. While undertaking graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, I focused on the history of radio broadcasting to the Soviet sphere, primarily investigating the history of the BBC and their groundbreaking development of radio diplomacy during World War II. I have thus developed an indelible interest in traditional media and the applications of history to modern radio and podcasts.

In tandem with my research, I launched an international academic podcast for the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin called The Slavic Connexion (visit https://www.slavxradio.com for more information or check out the link in my sidebar) which has listeners in over 130 countries worldwide. I now use the show as a model for other podcasts I have been spearheading to foster dialogue and cross-cultural audio exchanges. From giving clinics to creating branding and sound design for new podcasts, I have helped people and organizations globally learn how to record, produce, and promote their podcast. If you’re interested in starting a podcast and need a little advice, feel free to reach out.

For more information about music lessons or to book entertainment for your wedding or other event, please message me via the contact page. Thanks!








Literary Representation:

Agent: Amanda Jain
Book Ends Literary