As a leader of writers, an editor,
a copywriter, journalist, writer of poetry, and critic, I've written for large institutions and companies, as well as monthly, weekly, daily, and literary publications. I'm currently on a deep dive into SEO and have written on a wide array of topics: marijuana policy, city planning and zoning, water rights, governmental gridlock, food policy and nonprofits' activities...
As a poet,
I've published in journals well-known and just-launched. Over seventy of my poems have appeared in top national publications, including Boston Review, Pleiades, Bat City Review, Yale Review, New England Review and other amazing places.
Senior Copywriter, A Place for Mom > Sole Proprietor of Middle States Media
On the road, living light, with my two boys and my partner Joni Lee
"I believe in continual growth. I was a teacher and counselor, I've worked every job on a construction site and numerous jobs besides... I keep coming back to writing, communications, and journalism, however, and on the horizon I see myself
serving the passions of organizations I believe in as an independent media maker."
What informs my poetry:
The landscape of the American West, the idea of exile and a yearning to mesh identity with ever-shifting loci and culture. I've been a wanderer all my life. I'd write the photos of Ansel Adams crossed with Robert Frank, if I could.
What inspires my prose:
Unpopular views (I love a good fight), a feeling that the powers that be (of any party) don't necessarily have our best interests in mind, out-of-the-way people trying to build community in out-of-the-way places, and citizens rising to action (after a healthy debate, of course).
"I love an underdog. I am always searching for the trammeled narrative and I am a believer in myth and mystery."
The long-way-'round summary:
Senior Editor > Managing Editor > Senior Copywriter at A Place for Mom.
Former newspaper owner and editor. Former school counselor, former teacher.
MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis. BA in literature and creative writing from the University of Montana.
Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia.
Well traveled, and married to the amazing Joni Lee.