Out and About

Education —

Master of Fine Arts in Writing. Spalding University, Louisville, KY, 2014. International Low-residency Program. 64 Credits. Bob Keith Travel Scholarship.

Bachelor of Humanities. Multi-Media Journalism/Public Relations and Marketing Emphasis. Penn State University. 1987. GPA: 3.45. Golden Key Honor Society. Lion Ambassador.

Presentations  BNT Preview Event – MC, Program Coordinator (2013-present); Craft Content Conference “Becoming a Story Architect – Content is Story.” Nashville, TN. (2016).

Workshops — “Unblocking the Writer Within,” “Writing Illustrations Through Gesture and Expression: A Lesson in Showing,” “Wordpress Website Basics,” “Defining the Northern Voice.” Team Building. (2010-present).

Readings — Wine and Words Reading Series: Seneca Lake, New York; AWP Spalding MFA reading in Seattle, Washington; Spalding MFA Residency Readings: Rosario d’Areco, Argentina; Siena, Italy; Galway, Ireland; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic. (2010-present).

Conferences  SpaldingCon Alumni MFA Workshop, 2016; Spalding Alumni MFA Workshops, 2015-present; MFA Alumni Enrichment Lectures; AWP (Association of Writers & Poets); ABA National Convention; Lancaster CVB Tourism/Marketing. Travel Journalist: Travel South USA; Plattsburgh, New York Cider & Wine Festival; Little Rock, Arkansas Media Tour; New Orleans, Louisiana Media Tour.

Retreats  Log Cabin Retreat (2016), Joy Farm Retreat (2016)


Spalding Alumni Association (2014-present)

AWP – Association of Writers and Poets (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)

Writer’s Relief – (Fall 2016)

Spark Nashville – Freelancer’s Union (2017)

Creative Mornings – Nashville (2016)

AMWA – American Medical Writers Association (2013-2016)

SCORE – Business Marketing Mentorship Program (2007-2014)

Poetry Out Loud Judge (2012, 2013, 2014)

Penn State Alumni Board (2008-2011)