I was born in New York City and raised in London, England. I have traveled to 45 countries, and crossed the Arctic Circle three times, all the while maintaining a life-long love affair with the American Southwest. I chose to make Tucson, Arizona my permanent home in January of 2004. I have never been happier.
I host Science Channel’s award-winning adventure series Meteorite Men, now in its third season. I am also a science writer, columnist, photographer, adventurer, musician, and art director and my specialty is hunting for, and studying, meteorites. I am actively involved with the annual Tucson gem and mineral shows and own a Tucson-based company, Aerolite Meteorites LLC, that provides meteorite specimens to collectors, universities and institutions around the world. I am the author of the book Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space, the Meteorwritings column for Geology.com, and my work has also been published in Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, Reader’s Digest, Robb Report, Wired, Seed, Meteorite magazine, Geotimes, Lapidary Journal, Rock & Gem, The Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites, Mechanical Engineering, American Theater Arts, The Village Voice, New York Press, New York Sun, Tucson Weekly, Mushroom (Germany), Przeglad (Poland), TIMA (Japan) and many other national and international publications. I also write a meteorite blog about my adventures hunting for space rocks.
I have appeared in documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic, History Channel, the BBC, A&E, and the Travel Channel. I am a member of the Explorers Club, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Internationaly Dark-Sky Association, the Society of Southwestern Authors, the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, and the International Meteorite Collectors’ Association.
My other interests include astronomy, space exploration, ecology, animal rescue and animal rights issues, paleontology, history, science fiction, cinema, theater, dance, rock ‘n’ roll music, publishing and printing, and the graphic arts.
While serving a seven-year sentence at a Dickensian British public school in south London I was frequently berated by my teachers. They were fond of shouting at me: “Boy, you cannot mix art and science! You must select one discipline and stick with it.”
I like to think I prove those wretches wrong every day.
SOCIAL MEDIAPortrait photo by Leigh Anne DelRay, Callisto Images