WRITER & EDITOR
A writer is someone who writes, and I write to explore my life and the world around me, vent and pray, confess and surrender, celebrate and grieve, imagine and invent. I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University in 2011.
I believe in sharing my gifts with others and in community, both physical and virtual. Since settling in the Pacific Northwest in 2012, I've volunteered with Field's End on Bainbridge Island, wrote a quarterly column for the all-volunteer Key Peninsula News, donated my time as Literary Editor for Image Journal's blog for six years, produced a weekly worship program for St. David's Episcopal Church in Shelton, where I serve as a lay preacher.
EDUCATOR & LEADER
My passion and specialty is leading writing workshops, opening the door for creativity and expression of our deepest selves in a safe, supportive environment.
I am trained as a workshop facilitator in the Amherst Writers & Artists method where all writing is considered to be fiction. In AWA workshops, we write together, read newly written work aloud, offer only positive feedback, and maintain confidentiality. I use a similar method for spiritual and memoir workshops.
I've taught a variety of continuing education writing classes through BARN, Tacoma Community College, and Western WA University.
RENOVATOR & REALTOR
My husband and I are California natives who relocated to a fixer-upper in Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula in late 2011. After completely renovating our home, we sold it and founded Yellow Ribbon Homes, a company providing high quality residential construction, renovation, and remodeling services with integrity. We specialize in real estate preparation, inspection repairs, and water damage remediation.
I have a wealth of personal experience as a home buyer, seller, landlord, renovator, and designer, and am a licensed real estate broker with Infinity Real Estate. Like Infinity, Yellow Ribbon Homes values integrity, professionalism, excellence, and transparency.
I assist clients throughout Western Puget Sound with all aspects of residential home sales.