Curriculum Vitae

Puzzle hunt construction

  • 2021 National Puzzlers’ League (NPL) convention extravaganza. Editor-in-chief and contributing constructor. Live hunt in Washington, D.C., work in progress.
  • Verwald’s Treasures.  Sole constructor and producer. Live hunt 2018 in Boston, MA; online hunt, work in progress.
  • National Museum of Mathematics (MOMATH, New York, NY) Dimensions Puzzle Hunt 2019. Sole constructor. Live hunt.
  • Miskatonic University Game. Co-editor and contributing constructor. Live hunt in 2019 in Boston, MA.
  • Boston Area Puzzle Hunt League 16 (BAPHL). Editor-in-chief, contributing constructor, and production lead. Live hunt in 2017 in Cambridge, MA.
  • What’s That Spell. Sole constructor. Live hunt in 2016 in Somerville, MA; online hunt in 2017.
  • MOMATH Dimensions Puzzle Hunt 2015. Sole constructor. Live hunt.
  • BAPHL 10. Editor-in-chief and contributing constructor. Live hunt in 2014 in Boston, MA.
  • MOMATH Dimensions Puzzle Hunt 2013. Editor-in-chief and contributing constructor. Live hunt.
  • MOMATH Dimensions Puzzle Hunt 2012. Contributing constructor. Live hunt.
  • BAPHL 2. Editor-in-chief, contributing constructor, and production lead. Live hunt in 2010 in Somerville, MA.
  • Self-published amateur puzzle hunts. Sole constructor. Online in 2012 and 2018.
  • Pre-Mystery Hunt warmups. Sole constructor. Privately shared in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013.

Variety puzzle construction

  • Tortoiseshell Studio on Patreon. 2-4 puzzles per month, 2015-present
  • Outside the Box guest puzzles. 2 puzzles, 2016-2017
  • Will Shortz’s WordPlay. Roughly 10 puzzles, 2014-2016
  • NPL convention puzzles and handouts. 5-10 puzzles, 2014-present.
  • Self-published amateur puzzles. Roughly 50 puzzles, 2011-2014.
  • NPL, The Enigma. 5-10 puzzles, 2007-present.

Puzzle editing

  • Verwald’s Treasures bonus puzzles. Puzzles by various guest constructors, work in Progress.
  • Hatched Magazine. Submissions from freelance constructors, 2017-2018
  • The Wanderer and the Wu Xing. Puzzle hunt by Denis and Marc Moskowitz, 2017
  • What’s That Spell bonus puzzles. Puzzles by guest constructors, 2017

Event production and staffing

  • Puzzled Pint. Boston Game Control (GC) staffing, location scouting, and testsolving. Monthly live event, 2017-2019.
  • DASH 9. Boston GC staffing and testsolving. Live hunt in 2017.
  • DASH 8. Boston GC staffing, location scouting, and testsolving. Live hunt in 2016.

Live games

  • Arisia’s House of Games. Question writer. Official convention program event in 2020.
  • Cryptictionary. Co-writer and Co-presenter. Official NPL convention program event in 2016.
  • Plus Fours. Writer and presenter. Official NPL convention program activity in 2014.
  • NPL convention after-hours games. Writer and presenter. Unofficial convention activities 2014-present, occasionally.

Education

  • Tufts University, Medford, MA. M.A. in music composition, 2003-2005
  • Duke University, Durham, NC. B.A. in music, minor in mathematics, 1997-2002

Other professional experience

  • Freelance musician. Composer and bass trombonist. 2005-2014.
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Instructor and teaching assistant. 1998-2011.