About Me

Hiskes at Walden Pond railroad tracksWriter, editor, community guy, but first of all father and husband.

Update: In January 2015 I accepted a job leading communications at the University of Washington’s Simpson Center for the Humanities. More on that later.

[OUTDATED] I tell stories at Bastyr University, where I help explain natural medicine, learning about it myself along the way. (More on my work there.)

I’ve been a climate and energy reporter at Grist.org, Pacific Northwest correspondent at Sustainable Industries magazine, a freelance business and arts writer for a bunch of places, and a small-town reporter for the Brown County (Indiana) Democrat. More professional info on my resume.

Chicago native, current Seattleite, in love with the misty murky Pacific Northwest.

Take a look at my published work for a sense of my obsessions and interests.

More personal info? Looking for editorial help? Get in touch: firstinitiallastname at gmail dot com.

Books? Why, yes, I love to talk books.

Twitter: @jhiskes