About

Education        

Certificate, Grant Writing Consultant, Portland Community College, January 2020

Associate, Historic Preservation, Clatsop Community College, January 2019 to present. Coursework: Green Building, Historic Preservation Materials and Methods, Facade Restoration, Historic Structures Assessment, History of Pacific Northwest Architecture, Dry Masonry

M.F.A., Writing, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT – Port Townsend, WA, July 2010

B.S., Cultural Anthropology, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, June 2005

Faculty

Writing, Community Education, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR

English and Literature, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

English and Composition, Linn Benton Community College, Albany, OR

Literature, Poetry, Composition, English, Creative Writing, and Research, Skagit Valley College, Friday Harbor, WA

Writers’ Workshop, Drop Out on Orcas, Olga, WA 

WordPlay: facilitated writers’ group, Orcas Island, WA

Point of View Lecturer, San Juan Island Public Library, Friday Harbor, WA

Fiction Workshop, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR 

Writers’ Roundtable, Orcas Island Public Library, Eastsound, WA

Award

Prose Fellow, Submission Reading Series, Mother Faoucout’s Airstream Poetry Festival 2018

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Published Work

Nonfiction

“The Way Men Sit in Chairs” Rough and Rede, 2019

“Moon” Till, 2018. Print.

“Rhubarb Summer” Rough and Rede, 2016

“Gold Plunger” Rough and Rede, 2015 

“Baby Shower,” Rough and Rede, 2014

“Spilling,” Involution: Stories, Poems and Essays from the First Two Years of Line Zero. Seattle: Pink Fish Press, 2013. Print.

“Where Do Babies Come From?” Becoming: What Makes a Woman. Lincoln: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Gender Programs, 2012. Print.

“Roadkill Rising,Shark Reef, 2011

“Spilling,” Line Zero, 2011. Print.

Poetry

“Bad News,” Rough and Rede, 2017

“Bad News,” Till, 2017. Print.

“Cling-fruit,” Till, 2016. Print.

“Select a Tool to Break the Surface,” Till, 2015. Print.

“Patriot,” Minerva Rising Literary Journal, 2013

“Patriot,” Rough and Rede, 2013

Journalism and Reviews

“You Cannot Fuck with Disney,” Minerva Rising Literary Journal, 2013

“Consider the Hipster,” Rough and Rede, 2013

“Cures,” Rough and Rede, 2012

“Camp Disappointment,” Rough and Rede, 2011

“What Old Men Want,” Bullwings Orcas Issues, 2010

Daily beat reporting, The Islands’ Sounder, 2009. Print.

“This Town is Too Nice,” column, Jacksonville Review, 2009. Print.

“We Are Here,”Ashland Magazine, 2007. Print.

“Don’t Quit Your Day Job,” Ashland Magazine, 2007. Print.

“A Question of Loyalty,” Southern Oregon Heritage, 2005. Print.

“Little Red Schoolhouse,” HomeLife Magazine, 2003. Print.

Readings/Performed Works

“Test,” Actors Theater of Orcas Island, Orcas Island, WA, 2011

Poetry performance, “Orcas Reads Poetry,” Orcas Center, Orcas Island, WA, 2011

Poetry performance, “Embracing It All, Mostly,” Orcas Center, Orcas Island, WA, 2010

Poetry performance, “Spotlight on Local Poets,” Orcas Center, Orcas Island, WA, 2010

“Trampoline,” monologue performed by actor Jill Farris at Encounters with Art, Orcas Center, Orcas Island, WA, 2009

Editing

Shark Reef, Editor, Prose, Issue #19, Winter 2012

Pitkin Review, Editor, Fiction, Critical Commentary, Poetry, and Nonfiction, 2007-2010

Work in Progress

Real, a memoir about adoptive and single motherhood. Excerpts from this work have been published in Pitkin Review, Line Zero, Becoming: What Makes a Woman, Rough and Rede, Minerva Rising Literary Journal, and Involution: Best of Line Zero Literary Journal. 

Leadership

Founder and Emcee, Drop Out on Orcas, a tech-free refuge for creatives and reading series, Orcas Island, WA

Assistant Director, Artsmith, Orcas Island, WA, 2009-2012

Associations

AWP, MLA, Poets & Writers, Western Museums Association