I’m Joel M. Traylor, producer, writer, video editor and huge nerd.  Since 2004, I have spent my work days as a freelance television producer (and sometimes editor).  I’ve contributed time and tears to “Mountain Men” (History), “Young Guns” (go90), “A Little Too Farr” (go90), “Long Lost Family” (TLC), “Arranged” (FYI), “Los Cowboys” (Hulu), “Airplane Repo” (Discovery), “My Dysfunctional Family” (CMT), “Supernanny” (ABC), “World’s Strictest Parents” (CMT), “Trading Spouses” (FOX) and many others.  I feel pretty lucky to get to tell stories for a living, travel around, and work with creative people.  It’s not a bad life.

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I could hold a pen, and I work hard at it.  I focus on fiction these days, but I also dabble in screenwriting. I have done some stand-up over the years and studied sketch comedy writing at the Second City.  Bills must be paid, but the writing always calls.

I have more interests than I have time for.  I dig movies, TV, video games, board games, comic books and books without pictures.

I was born in Seattle, WA, attended Garfield and Lake Washington high schools and eventually earned my English (Creative Writing) degree from the University of Washington.

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My brother Jeff, me and sister Jamie at Benham Falls, OR.
My brother Jeff, me and sister Jamie at Benham Falls near Bend, OR.