Clips + Resume

A few things I’ve done to this world:

Immersion: Into the Fire | Esquire
Immersion: The Long Haul: One Year of Solitude on America’s Highways | Esquire
Environmental: A Legendary Ozark Tree, Thought Extinct, Is Rediscovered | National Geographic
Science: The Control of the Missouri | The New Territory
Naturalist writing: 210 Miles to Taum Sauk | Missouri Life Magazine
Immigration: The Notebook: Asylum Seekers Improvise a New Border Bureaucracy | The Nation
Feature: Fighting Climate Change by Cloning the World’s Oldest Trees | The Hill
Investigative: The Pool Repairman and the Hollywood Hustle | Riverfront Times
Immersion: To Just Stay Alive | Words Matter: An Anthology of Literary Journalism
Foreign Reporting: The Fighting Azov Dolphins | Roads & Kingdoms
Breaking news: Missouri orders lone abortion clinic to close; judge keeps it open for now | Reuters

A brief resume:

– Freelance journalist | 2015-Present
– Biological Science Technician, US Forest Service | 2021
– Wildland firefighter, Truckee Hotshots | 2020
– Utility worker, Shaw Nature Reserve | 2019-Present
– Prescribed burn crew member, LAD Foundation | Winter 2018-2019
– Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace, Middlebury Language School of French | Summer 2018
– Conservation worker, AmeriCorps | 2018
– Translator, French to English | 2017-2019
– Interactive installation at International Center of Photography in NYC: “Winter Crossing” in Ukraine with Sarah Blesener and Cédric von Niederhäusern | Sep 2017-Nov 2017

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– Gypsy Moth Trapper for Missouri Department of Conservation | 2017
– Hitchhiker | 2016
– Long-haul Truck Driver | 2014-2015
– Graduated from University of Missouri with Bachelor in Magazine Journalism | Spring 2014
– Editorial Internship @ The Blue Note in Columbia, Mo | Spring 2014
– Science Reporter @ SciXchange in Columbia, Mo | Spring 2014
– Studied journalism @ L’Institut d’etudes politiques (SciencesPo) in Paris, France | Spring 2013
– Spent nine months in nursing home reporting for WordsMatter | Spring 2012-Winter 2012
– Staff Writer @ Vox Magazine in Columbia, Mo | Fall 2012
– Pokemon Cards Stolen | Spring 1998
– Born | Fall 1991

Things I’m not proficient in:

– Design

There’s more to me than this. I can write songs for you, short stories for you, fight fires for you, run for you, walk with you, transport bulk shipments of hazmats for you, probably even work for you.

3 thoughts on “Clips + Resume

  1. Hey Robert,
    Great article “The Long Haul: One Year of Solitude on America’s Highways”, scored high on Hacker News:
    As a former news/business reporter, I was impressed by your decision to cover trucking from the inside.
    Good luck with your work.

  2. Brilliant article about long haul. It’s got to be a challenge summarizing a year on the road but you nailed it cold. I’m still trying to find the words to describe the feelings coursing through my mind. I was an owner operator all through the 90’s. Just like you, I looked “corporate” except that I looked that way the whole time. I even managed to have my rig (and me, to a much lesser extent) featured in Overdrive magazine back in ’95. But I digress.
    Great piece, fabulous writing. And now I going to check out your other work.
    Drop me a line and I’ll send you a photo of one of our company’s custom 8-axle rigs; we haul heavy up here (92,000lb payload, 126,000lbs gross)

  3. Esquire piece is fantastic. You have a rare gift and I hope you find a good place to get paid well to us it. I know the journalism economy presents its challenges — hang in there, there is a place with someone with your talent.

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