Surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, Tony grew up in the heartland of Utah Valley, where he developed a curiosity for place and the ways we make sense of our lives. His interests eventually lead him to UNC-Chapel Hill. There he studied Geography, Religious Studies, and Anthropology as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. With oral histories, DJ sets, and audio reporting, in Chapel Hill, Tony spent his time exploring how sound defines human experience and shapes emotion.
Tony began his public media journey with the radio program from his childhood — NPR Utah’s RadioWest. Thereafter, he worked for NPR’s TED Radio Hour and Morning Edition. Before venturing into audio storytelling, he taught in La Serena, Chile and analyzed operations for a solar company in the Bay Area.
When not listening to something, Tony enjoys running, cooking, thinking about social change, and writing music, which he realizes involves listening to something.