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.