Born in the shadow of Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains, squatted my sheltered adolescence in Las Vegas, rambled through my twenties in the high desert of Utah, grown the next decade in Eastern Washington, survived a brief stint in southern California, I am now thriving at the base of the Colorado Rockies as a freelance writer-editor-you-name-it-I’ll-do-it consultant, college-level English teacher and long-distance mother-of-a-twenty-something young man. I earned my MFA in Creative Writing (with an emphasis in poetry) from Eastern Washington University in 2005, with an internship teaching poetry in a medium-security men’s prison.
I have known that writing is my calling ever since I was nine. A favorite maxim is: “If it isn’t written, it isn’t real.” Since finishing grad school, I have used my wordsmithing skills as an editor, website creator, content curator and developer, marketing manager, award-winning business plan writer, English teacher, published poet and overachieving smartass. It’s been many years and many lessons, but I am learning (the hard way) to chill my type-A down to a type-A-minus/B+ and be OK with not running the world. My friends, family, colleagues and students appreciate this very much.
Loving life lived in the Denver/Boulder, Colorado Metro Area since 2017, I delight in the feel of warm dirt between my toes, the ozone smell of coming rain, how ice cream tastes so much better under summer sun, how I can hear leaves turning orange and red in the crisping of October. And people. I love people. Connecting with others is a spiritual experience for me. Let's connect!