I help others find words, tell stories. I have a knack for getting to the heart of things.
That might mean supporting a teenager writing about loss, or helping a middle grade student craft an essay, an undergraduate discover the power of what’s omitted. Sometimes it means helping classroom teachers better understand what, exactly, writers do. And sometimes it means helping a nonprofit organization steward its donors, or a small business articulate its value to customers.
That’s why I love what I do. It isn’t the same every day.
Writer. Professor. Teaching artist. Marketing consultant. Those are a few of the hats I wear.
I currently serve as writer-in-residence for the Indiana Partnership for Young Writers (also associate director 2008-2014), a program of Butler University’s College of Education.
I teach ENG W131, an introductory course in reading, writing, and inquiry, at Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
I am a visiting writer on the artist roster for Arts for Learning, the Indiana affiliate of nationally recognized Young Audiences network.
I previously taught in South Boston, MA, and have provided marketing and development support to performing arts venues, high tech companies, museums, public health initiatives, and other nonprofits.
I have a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and a Bachelor of Arts in cognitive psychology from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN.