Awards & Recognition:
Finalist - 2018 Public Poetry Contest
Third Place Prize in Poetry - 2017 LitQuake Writing Contest
Having always maintained a writer's curiosity, I spent the past decade working in many distinct regions in the United States. My first position after college was serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer in rural Utah, and it would forever change my interactions with the people of my country. It would also foster a drive for community connection and capacity building that would guide me through all my experiences, including three years of teaching, until returning back home to Baltimore in 2017.
Now, in my home state of Maryland, I help fundraise for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, a literary nonprofit with over fifty years of history.
Along the way, I earned my MA in Creative Writing and Narrative Healthcare from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Tennessee. Outside the classroom, I completed 500 hours of study in tantric hatha yoga, and I taught small-group yoga and writing sessions for two years in Asheville, North Carolina.
A teacher-writer for three years, I published my first children's book in 2016 and helped integrate it into a San Francisco Bay Area elementary school music curriculum the following year.
I’m currently working on a collection of fiction.
I’ve worked with:
Bloomforth provides an all-in-one digital sales platform for artisans, retailers and wholesalers. With consistent sales from its other marketing channels, Bloomforth identified its blog as an underutilized opportunity for lead generation and conversion.
With the goal of providing entrepreneurs a hub for small business education, I provide Bloomforth with valuable content for their target audience. My services increase customer engagement, generate sales, and add hours back to Bloomforth's work week.
The Moab Valley Multicultural Center
With the organization's input, I wrote lesson plans featuring nine prominent civil rights leaders who championed and organized social change. The curriculum is designed for parents, teachers, and other educators who work with grades 6-12.
Ashevillage Urban Farm School
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Urban Farm School is a full-season, hands-on permaculture apprenticeship program.
I enjoyed providing my content marketing services to this organization. My work involved writing weekly blogs, crafting social media posts, contributing original photography, and engaging local and national press publications.
YogaBasics.com was launched in 2001 to provide a comprehensive online resource for yoga. The website offers educational articles about yoga postures, sequences, yoga therapy, and more.
As a staff writer, I contributed articles to support this mission and help yoga practitioners world-wide develop and understand their practices.