Thank you for visiting! I am a musician, writer, and podcast producer based in Austin, Texas. I have many interests and passions, including Russian history, language, and culture. 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 the work of the Russian Service during the Cold War. I have thus developed a deep interest in the use of media as a diplomatic tool and the applications of history to modern media, such as social media 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 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.
In addition to my work at The University of Texas at Austin, I also provide music lessons and entertainment for wedding and other events. For more information, please reach out via the contact page. Thanks!