Hi. I’m Tony. I’m an author, blogger, certified life coach, certified NMMNG & relationship coach, heartbreak recovery expert, internet entrepreneur, music nut, comedy nerd, gastronome, thinker, dreamer, wanderer, and hopeless fucking romantic. I was born and raised in Omaha. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in communications and a minor in Spotted Cow. Then, I moved to Chicago, where I tried my hand at stand-up comedy and studied writing at The Second City. Eventually, I moved back to Omaha to be closer to my family and continue writing. While in Omaha, I spent over a decade working in advertising and marketing, which – for the most part – I found supremely unfulfilling.
In 2013, my dad – who was the picture of health – died suddenly and unexpectedly while exercising at the gym. For better or worse, this sent me down a path of deep self-exploration, on which I realized that life is simply too short and too unpredictable to settle for anything less than what you truly want.
In 2015, I began working for transformational journalist and nine-time New York Times bestselling author, Neil Strauss (The Game, The Truth, Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead). More than anything, Neil taught me the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone, facing your fears and taking action.
My writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Elephant Journal, YourTango, The Good Men Project and other places.
I’ve traveled all over the United States and, in 2016, I decided to move to New Orleans.