I am a passionate writer and teacher with a bias for process, an aptitude to experiment, and a generous student focus. I have twenty years of experience in education, including education software, education publishing, curriculum development, and many years as a classroom teacher. Most recently, I founded Portland Writing Tours to provide writing tours of Portland and literary workshops, marrying my two passions: writing and teaching.

Accomplishments include:
• 10% publication rate
• 100+ submissions a year
• The Friction of Distance, chapbook published by Bedouin Press
• Saqqara, edited collection of dream-inspired art and writing
• Prose, poetry, and photography published in journals

I have a talent and love for taking on ambivalent, open-ended writing projects, telling stories in different genres, and sending work out for publication at a regular, ambitious cadence. I’m gifted at sharing knowledge and skills with others, recognizing their strengths, and offering useful, specific feedback.

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