Former Senior Film Programmer with the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival and Conference in Austin, TX between 2021-2002. He has spoken, been a juror or panelist at a number of festivals and events,  including Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Sitges & the B3 Biennale. He is also the co-founder and editor of the popular Austin food blog,, and co-author of best-selling books, Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day and The Tacos of Texas. He is also the co-host & co-producer of the PBS & ITVS documentary series, The Tacos of Texas and United Tacos of America on Univision’s the El Rey Network.