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 writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Hotel AmerikaGulf CoastCreative NonfictionPublicSource, Pittsburgh QuarterlyPittsburgh Magazine, ImageArts & LettersGulf StreamINTER, The Witness, and the Dallas Morning News, among others, and I’ve received fellowships from the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation.

I offer writer mentoring services and also teach for Creative Nonfiction magazine and the University of Pittsburgh, where I received an MFA in Writing. I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.