I have a creative writing degree and experience publishing and teaching creative writing, but I also have fifteen years of experience as a freelance reporter for a number of regional and national magazines. I enjoy teaching all types of writing and believe students are most invested when they are able to write about something they are interested in and care about. I love witnessing students' moments of connection and discovery, whether that be through reading, writing, or experience. I am often working on my own creative writing or journalism projects, searching for those moments of discovery, connection, or surprise.
My work has appeared in Outside Magazine, The Gettysburg Review, High Country News, Alaska Magazine, Bust Magazine online, Permafrost, High Desert Journal, Weber: The Contemporary West, and elsewhere. I have received grants and awards from The Sacatar Foundation, Centrum Arts and Education, Everglades National Park, and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.