Some background info and tidbits about me:

Current show: Taking a break from the stage for right now

Current job: Developmental editor, StayWell

Graduate school: Northwestern Univeristy

  • Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

  • Evanston/Chicago, IL

  • Master of Science in journalism

Undergraduate school: Augustana College

  • Rock Island, IL

  • Bachelor of Arts in English and history

High school: Genoa-Kingston High School

  • Genoa, IL

  • Drama jock

Likes: Movies, sports, politics, literature, theater, whiskey, my wife (not in that order)

Dislikes: Squash (the food, not the sport), musicals (most), people who leave their tweets deliberately unpunctuated (the worst)

Fun facts:

  • I taught English at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China, for a year after college.

  • I co-wrote, co-directed, and co-edited the short documentary A Generation Lost in Space: Overeducated and Underemployed in America.

  • I also co-host Informer, a politics and law podcast. We break down various laws that are affecting today's news and politics.

  • I was once the lead singer of a band called The Suckiest Bunch of Sucks That Ever Sucked. (It was not just a clever name.)

  • I make a mean buffalo chicken chili.

  • At the end of my year in China, I looked like this:



Contact info:


Twitter: @npadiak