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My life’s work has consistently revolved around expression through words and images. I’ve always written—poems, short stories, essays—ever since I was a little girl, yet I was afraid to claim the title “writer” until recently. My first book, “Me My Selfie & Eye – A Midlife Conversation About Lost Identity, Grief & Seeing Who You Are” was released in January 2020.
I was a successful magazine publisher for nearly a decade, and a communications consultant for over 25 years, serving small businesses, non-profits, and multi-million dollar companies by designing creative marketing strategies. I love helping people shine through perfect words, in perfect ways, meant just for them.
As for images, I capture the beauty of life, landscapes, and pretty little things. So much story, meaning, and expression can be exchanged through a photograph. In the space of a single image, interpretation ignites between you as the viewer—what you see, feel and believe—and the photographer who snapped open that moment. Connection is sparked.
My current passion is presenting to groups, both large and small, about the confusing nature of midlife identity. I’m a believer in real-time interaction. Life’s meaning unfolds through moments of conversation with ourselves and each other. We’re thirsty to connect, be seen, be heard, and to be understood.
I live in Portland, Oregon, have two children, a great husband, and three cats. I'm in graduate school working on a Creative Writing MFA at Pacific Northwest College of Art. I’m a tequila aficionado, 80’s-rock enthusiast, and recently denounced a falsely-held narrative that I was a plant assassin and gave into the immensely gratifying task of caring for plants. So far, so good….
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