- Writer and Illustrator
Provide writing, editing, proofreading, and illustration services. Over the course of the past 30 years, clients have included Circle the City, Meetings & Conventions, Modern Wedding Scenes, Nance Construction, Phoenix New Times, Phoenix Magazine, Relativity Writing, and UltraRunning Magazine, among others.
- Circle the City
Held a number of positions within this homeless healthcare organization including volunteer coordinator, communications specialist, grant writer, and community health worker.
- Phoenix College Creative Writing Program
Adjunct Faculty. Taught fiction, poetry, and nonfiction classes and workshops.
- Arizona Commission on the Arts
Artist-in-Education Program. Led writing and art workshops for schools and community groups.
- Scottsdale YMCA Writer’s Voice Project
Director. Responsible for grant writing; developing classes and a reading series; hiring writing instructors; marketing programs to YMCA members and the general public; and coordinating strategic planning and the annual budget with a board of directors.
- Independent Newspapers
Editor, Associate Editor, Reporter. Wrote general assignment stories and editorials; covered the Scottsdale Unified School District beat; and edited the weekly Scottsdale Independent.
- The Harron Report
Reporter. Wrote feature stories and profiles for this monthly restaurant and hotel trade publication.
- Scottsdale Magazine
Contributing Editor. Wrote feature stories, took photographs, and illustrated this quarterly publication.
- Connecticut Newspapers Inc.
Audio/Visual Writer. Created audio/visual presentations for marketing campaigns that promoted the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time daily newspapers.
Creative Capital Professional Development Program participant; Arizona Commission on the Arts Poetry Fellowship recipient; Vermont Studio Center Writers Grant recipient; Fiction Network Magazine’s Fiction Contest winner; Pushcart Prize special mention; Mademoiselle’s Fiction Writers Contest semifinalist; and World’s Best Short Short Story Contest finalist (three times) and honorable mention (once).
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Arizona State University — MFA, Creative Writing
Poetry Editor, Hayden’s Ferry Review
Phi Kappa Phi National Honorary
University of Arizona — BFA, General Studies (Broadcasting, Communications, and Art)
Senior Scholarship Award