Hello, I'm Alison

I am a writer, educator, and tirelessly curious. 

Two years ago I created Anchor & Leap to document the journeys of purpose-driven leaders, and to chronicle my journey after I took a leap from my career in Manhattan's media industry, and moved to San Francisco to pursue a career as a writer. In most of my work you'll notice inspiration from the work of Joseph Campbell.

I've taken my love for writing and education to Singularity University, as a Staff Writer, where I interview technology pioneers, and write about how emerging technologies are impacting society, and can address global problems. (You can follow my work there at Singularity Hub.) 

Prior to Singularity University, I worked at Meredith Corporation as a Marketing Manager, and previously  grew my professional roots (and eye for multi-media storytelling) at Rodale, Inc.'s in-house content marketing agency.

Almost two years later, the life philosophy that inspired this site remains the same—there is never a perfect time, except the time we choose to make it happen. 

Thank you for reading along!




What's the meaning behind the name?

Anchor & Leap represents the balance between the known and unknown. The known anchors us and is where we build foundation, yet we can not stay there forever. When the time comes, we must trust that foundation enough to leap away from it and into the unknown. Anchor & Leap is a call to adventure. It is a celebration of curiosity. It is where curiosity prevails. 

Who does Anchor & Leap profile?

The collection of profiles spans from entrepreneurs to intrapreneurs, from established companies to startups, from artists to athletes, and from aspiring change-makers to practiced social innovators. 

Thank you

To everyone who has supported, and continues to support Anchor & Leap. To my early mentors who instilled and encouraged a love of curiosity at a young age and the later ones who continued that. Thank you to the inspiring individuals and organizations who share their stories in the interviews. Your stories are powerful. Thank you to Wesley Birdsall who created the hand lettered tagline and for helping me while developing the early stage ideas for Anchor & Leap. 

At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.
— Thich Nhat Hanh