I am a writer.  I am a published, nationally award-winning writer and hold a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon.


I am a historian.  I have a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Oregon, which has equipped me well in research, investigation, multicultural insight and understanding of the world.

I am an artist.  Art is a language—it speaks when words fall short.  I bring my artistic eye and skills to everything I do: graphics, photography, marketing and advertising, drawing and painting, web design, videography and multimedia storytelling.

I am a speaker.  I have been invited to speak at numerous events across the U.S. about history, rural communities, sex trafficking, adoption and foster care, at-risk youth and families, underserved aging populations and the homeless.

I live on a ranch in Eugene, Oregon, where I enjoy meandering bike rides, ballroom dancing and playing the piano with my Lovebird, Fiesta, on my shoulder.

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