Throughout my life I have had the privilege of social mobility. I am a strong advocate for community control and collaboration between people who want to play nice. I recognize my privilege and work to use it everyday as an “ally for communities.”

My personal research is focused on food access, health equity, and racial justice. I’m passionate about social justice and public health specifically focusing on areas of health disparity and where ‘people power’ and social movements can impact policies and communities.

I am available for small projects. I specialize in nonprofit campaigns and communications, identity logos and branding, data visualization, cartography, and strategic consulting. I am also available to help with creating maps. I have most often worked with public health, community resources, and census data. Use the “CONTACT“ link to start a conversation.


→ Data visualization
→ Information graphics
→ Visual analysis of data sets
→ Cartography
→ Illustration
→ Publication design
→ Graphic identity and branding
→ Wayfinding and environmental graphics
→ Community engagement graphics


  • QGIS
  • ArcGIS
  • Datawrapper
  • Tableau
  • Excel
  • LibreOffice
  • Google Cloud
  • Power BI
  • Sisense/Periscope
  • Amazon AWS
  • Google/Looker Data Studio
  • R
  • Python
  • PostgreSQL
  • PostGIS


I am happily married to the beautiful and amazing Nichole McLaughlin! We love to be peripatetic partners, especially with our three children who have enough energy to power the local electric grid.


  • Al Jazeera America
  • Allied Media Projects (AMP)
  • American Forests
  • Americans for Informed Democracy (AID)
  • BridgeDetroit
  • Center for Civic Innovation, Notre Dame
  • Center for Urban Studies (WSU)
  • Change Media Group
  • The Coalition to Protect Detroit Health Care
  • CNN Business
  • Code for Detroit
  • College for Creative Studies (CCS)
  • Community Action Against Asthma (CAAA)
  • Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD)
  • Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan (CFSEM)
  • Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW)
  • Culture Lab Detroit
  • Detroit Design Festival (DDF)
  • Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC)
  • Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC)
  • Detroit Health Department (DHD)
  • Detroit Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes (DIEBO)
  • Detroit Peoples Platform (DPP)
  • Detroit Public Television / Great Lakes Now
  • Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (DWCHA)/Authority Health
  • Fair Food Network (FFN)
  • FernCare Free Clinic
  • Ferndale Downtown Development Authority
  • Fresh Prescription Network
  • Henry Ford Health System (HFHS)
  • Humanity in Action (HIA)
  • Kellogg Foundation
  • Kurt Metzger & Associates
  • League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB)
  • Lumina Foundation
  • McAuliffe Associates
  • Michigan Blue Economy
  • Michigan Blueprint Strategies
  • Michigan Clean Energy Leaders Project
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
  • Michigan Science Center (MiSci)
  • Michigan Health Endowment Fund (MHEF)
  • MICHUHCAN (Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network)
  • Model D Media
  • ModeShift: Move Together
  • Nerd Nite Detroit
  • Pitch Black Media
  • Project Grow Strong, WSU
  • Renewable Energy for Michigan
  • Sidewalk Detroit
  • Skillman Foundation
  • Southwest Economic Solutions
  • The Urban Center for Post-Secondary Access and Success (UPASS)
  • Urban Praxis Workshop
  • University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • UofM Alumni Association
  • Wayne State University (WSU)
  • Wayne Health (formerly Wayne State University Physicians Group)
  • We The People Michigan
  • We the People of Detroit
  • Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
  • 8° Degrees Plato