Craig McLaughlin has done many things in his life–from lion training to balloon decorating to classic car restoration–but he thinks of himself, first and foremost, as a writer. He has published more than a thousand bylined articles, his work has appeared in more than 30 publication around the country, and he has won numerous awards as a writer, editor, and memoirist. He is the author of two books, his forthcoming memoir, Passing on Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun, and a textbook, Health Policy Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
A few years ago, he fell in love with live storytelling and now performs regularly around the country, but particularly in the Bay Area where he lives. His solo performance piece, also called “Passing on Curves,” premiered in August 2014 as part of the Rising series at The Marsh in San Francisco.
While holding senior management positions in media, higher education, and state government, he developed expertise in administration, health and public health policy, and communications.
Craig holds a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in biology from Wesleyan University.