As a writer, editor, and teacher, I'm always searching for a good story. A starving artist and avid writer, spending days narrating the vast skies and deep valleys of our world and the characters I find there. Storytelling took me to Boulder, where I earned my Master of Fine Arts in Writing at Naropa University, and eventually, carried me to the mountains of Crested Butte, a small community devoid of street lights but overflowing with art, ski bums, and jagged skylines. I was inspired by the stories I heard there - stories of triumph, struggle, and hope.
I spent five years as a freelancer, writing these stories for various publications. I dream in ink; I write books, tell stories, edits articles, perform poems, and make sure to keep a pen and a notebook at my side at all times.
My love affair with language led me into the chaotic world of education where I have designed writing curriculum for virtual classrooms and have become an advocate for education reform. I continue to inspire the next generation of writers and thinkers as an Associate Professor of English at Colorado Technical University.
Photos by Bart Wolczyk
My passion for language inspires me to traverse unknown spaces, to navigate new worlds (both real and imagined), while illuminating the stories that make us, us.
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