I started playing classical piano at the age of 4, which naturally led to my curiosity for sound and the vastly different ways it can be made. I gave up on piano (temporarily) at age 13 and picked up a few different instruments instead, starting with the bass guitar. I also started songwriting around then, both playing in bands (including Bushwhack, a previous incarnation of cine-metal act Earthside) and exploring my own ideas. Some of the musicians I’ve collaborated with include Earthside, hip hop producer t. agency, DJs The WIG & Panooc, avant-garde singer and dancer Mary Esther Carter, among others.
I fell into product management by accident. I have a BS in Music Technology from Northeastern University, and in an effort to make money, I landed a gig at a music startup doing customer support, which eventually evolved into a product role. It took me a while, but now I love understanding the very human psychology behind people’s problems, and building products to solve them.
I also love my wife, who designs, markets & advocates for functional wellness programs and products.
I’ve released 4 albums of music (Kid Lightbulb, Bedtime Rituals, You Know I and Sleepwalker) and a short collection of piano music (Post-Midnight). I’ve also composed weirder stuff, like a theme & variations showcasing the bass guitar, and an electroacoustic piece comprised entirely of sounds from doors and voices.
I lead product management efforts for Wayfair’s customer-facing “planning” tools – Lists & Room Planner – which help customers better compare & visualize the things they want to buy for their homes.
Variations on a Lonely Theme, for 5-string electric bass & live electronics
Music behind closed doors, digital audio
Post-Midnight, for solo piano
traffic circle, Jamaica Spain, for piano & digital audio
A time- and engagement-based social sharing app aiming to help rapidly spread important ideas. Directed product strategy and rollout of for iOS and web. Launched July 2015, removed shortly thereafter due to lack of bandwidth to support.
A location-based music discovery app. Advised on UX and product strategy.