Ph.D., Musicology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
Dissertation: Musical AIDS: Music, Musicians, and the Cultural Construction of HIV/AIDS (PDF)

M.A., Musicology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001

B.A., Music, magna cum laude, Bemidji State University (Minnesota), 1998


2020-present, Yoga Teacher, Spirit of the Lake Yoga (Excelsior, Minnesota)

2014-present, Senior Web Developer, Lullabot (Minneapolis)

2009, Visiting Assistant Professor of Musicology, University of Iowa (Iowa City)

2006-2014, Web Developer, Wisconsin Public Radio (Madison and Minneapolis)

1999-2006, Sea Grant Project Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2003, Event Coordinator, AIDS Network (Madison)

1999, Office Manager, Madeline Island Music Camp (Minneapolis)

1998, Artistic Planning Intern, Minnesota Orchestra (Minneapolis)

1998, Substitute Music Instructor, Aspen Country Day School (Aspen, Colorado)

1997-1998, Teaching Associate, History and Literature of Music, Bemidji State University (Minnesota)


"Meditative Live Coding and Musicological Hindrances," Proceedings of the International Conference on Live Coding (Madrid, Spain), January 18, 2019. (DOI)

"Grateful Dead Musicking" in All Graceful Instruments: The Contexts of the Grateful Dead Phenomenon, edited by Nicholas Meriwether, 72-91. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.


2020-present, Host, Pretty Good Meditation (podcast)

2020-present, Organizer, Spirit of the Lake Community Discussions & Book Club

2017-present, Prison Meditation Group Facilitator (Minnesota)

2016-present, Host, Hacking Culture: Free Software and the Art of Hacking (podcast)

2011-present, Organizer, Twin Cities Drupal Camp (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

2020, Volunteer, 86th Annual Meeting, American Musicological Society (AMS)

2019, Program Committee Member, International Conference on Live Coding (Madrid, Spain)

2014-2016, Instructor, Minnewashta Elementary Coding Club (Shorewood, Minnesota)

2014, Mentor, Tonka Coder Dojo (Minnetonka, Minnesota)

2014, Member, Tonka <Codes> Design Team (Minnetonka School District, Minnesota)

2013, Instructor, Drupal Developers Unite! Inaugural Pub Media Drupal Developer's Clinic, Integrated Media Association Conference (Austin, Texas), March 6

2013, Invited Speaker, “How Uses Drupal,” PRI: Public Radio International, February 27

2004-2006, Member, State of Wisconsin HIV Prevention Community Planning Council

2005, Invited Speaker, "Music, Musicians, and AIDS," State of Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program (Madison)

2004, Producer, Positive Music: an AIDS Benefit Concert (Madison)

2002, Founder & Coordinator, Wisconsin AIDS Ride (formerly AIDS Network Cycles Together)