Meet Our Writers

Birdies and Burnouts is brought to you each week by a staff of amazing writers. Read on below to find out more about each of our writers!

Photo Credit: Reid Boden

David “Reid” Boden is a proud product of Appalachia- born in southwestern PA, but having lived most of his life in West Virginia, there are very few things in life he appreciates more than a cold stiff drink, a smooth cigar, classic country music on the radio, and the roar of an engine running 200 mph. His NASCAR fandom isn’t newfound- he was cheering on the Earnhardt family since before he could speak a complete sentence. Ask anyone what their favorite sports memory is, and they’ll give you a plethora of standout performances. His favorite? The fabled finish at the 2007 Daytona 500. Though never having taken a checkered flag himself, he’s been an avid NASCAR fan for going on 24 years now. 

He received a bachelor’s degree from West Liberty University in 2018 and a Master of Public Administration from WVU in 2021. He and the love of his life, Haley, reside in Cumberland, MD.

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