Fire on the Bluff is how I brand the work I do. From the moment we moved to Dayton's Bluff, St. Paul's historic East Side urban neighborhood, I've been inspired and encouraged by my neighbors to pursue my passion for neighborhood development and arts-related projects. Project ideas were floated; collaborators and grant opportunities came together; Fire on the Bluff as anumbrella brand was thereby launched.
"Fire" to symbolize energy and passion but also literally invoking the wood-fired oven mobile kitchen I was lucky enough to own for a too-short wonderful period of years. This kitchen – inside a vintage 1967 Airstream trailer – served as a roving headquarters for neighborhood arts and food-based collaborations that have shaped my world of late.
"Bluff" because my family feels that we've found the place we're meant to be here in Dayton's Bluff, St. Paul. Fire on the Bluff is committed to focusing on efforts that engage the community starting right here on our block and radiating out to whomever and whereever our connections reach.
Lately I've been immersed in the world of audio storytelling. A group of Dayton's Bluff neighbors spent years envisioning and then launching a neighborhood low-power FM radio station. I was honored to be a part of the team that wrangled the technical details to getting WEQY 104.7FM on the air. Since that day in 2014, I've helped with programming including coordinating a Get Out the Vote community radio campaign and producing a number of new interview and issue-focused shows and podcasts. Check out my Radio >> Podcasting >> Storytelling page for all the updated details and to listen to some of my work.
I'm always seeking new ideas, new energy and, especially, collaborators of all types. Never hesitate to contact me with a question, or better yet, an idea. And if you want more information about the path my professional career has taken, check out my LinkedIn profile for all the gory details.