About

By day, I’m a mild-mannered digital marketing professional; with more than a decade of web analytics experience. By night, inspired by my love of writing and theme parks, I’ve been masquerading as The Coaster Critic. Since 2006, I’ve chronicled the ups and downs of theme park travel through my opinionated reviews of America’s favorite thrill rides.

It’s been a blast sharing my knowledge of the theme park industry. I’ve been featured in national media outlets like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and the Travel Channel. I have also been a television show consultant and a contributor on AOL’s travel blog, Gadling.

Now I’m ready to branch out into new territory. With same love of writing and investigative nature, I’ll be creating some new sites that satisfy my curousity and need to capture my experiences. Hopefully, you’ll find these adventures interesting and entertaining. More to come.

Stay posted on my work at: @JoelBwrites on Twitter. Or, you can send me a message via my contact page and I’ll get back to you.

See all of my projects and appearances.