I’m a writer, teacher, and mom of a pre-schooler. I reside in Denver, Colorado.
I love the sunshine, mountains and streams of Colorado and the lakes and trees of Michigan, where I grew up. Summer isn’t summer if I don’t get to dip my toes in Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and swing in a hammock on the shores of Lake Millecoquin and then return to Colorado in time for the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons.
I hold an M.A. in English from the University of Colorado Denver, where I have taught composition and rhetoric for more than 11 years. I feel quite lucky to have a job where I get to work with thoughtful, creative students and learn alongside them every day. My regular teaching load includes multimodal composition, business writing, and freshman composition. I maintain a blog/website about multimedia composition for my students, colleagues, and whomever else might be interested in resources for digital composing: http://www.multimediacomposition.com.
As a creative writer, I spend most of my time working on creative nonfiction essays. My publications to date have dealt with grief, loss, hockey, queer identity, and teaching. I’m currently working on essays about complicated friendships, family, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), infertility, and motherhood.
I am not brave enough to call myself a poet, but I’ve been writing some words in the shapes of poems lately, and it feels right.
My creative work has appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, Motherwell Magazine, Word Riot, Shadowbox Magazine, and Gertrude Press.