I am a writer, editor, and teacher. My work with words arises out of the belief that each of us is blessed with a unique set of voices that define who we are. My call is to illuminate new ways of waking that can transform individuals, communities, and the world.

My work has appeared in Creative NonfictionGulf CoastImageArts & Letters, and Gulf Stream, earning critical acclaim in NewPages and fellowships with the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. I have also written for The Dallas Morning NewsThe WitnessFellowshipExplorefaith.org, and The Lion Speaks: An Anthology for Hurricane Katrina.

I teach writing for Creative Nonfiction magazine and the University of Pittsburgh, where I received an MFA in Writing. I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.