In 2004, I was a senior in college, unsure of what my next steps would be, when my creative writing professor looked at the feedback I was giving my peers in our workshop class. "You should do this," he said. "You could be a writing teacher."
My first professional job after college was helping to run an education program at a local community arts center. I got to teach creative writing classes for the community--and I loved it!
In 2011, I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with my MFA in Creative Nonfiction. That same year, I started my career as an English professor. I have been teaching at the university level ever since, and since then, I have been promoted several times and was granted tenure.
In 2020, I started teaching on Outschool, a platform that provides live online instruction to kids ages 3-18. This led me to rediscover my love for being an independent educator. Outschool, however, doesn't offer classes for adults.
That's why I decided to launch my own platform for online classes. My goal is to provide opportunities for adults who crave the great conversations, opportunities for self-expression, and improved skills that come with being a part of a virtual classroom community.
I began offering Spiritual Writing workshops when I was an English professor, and I continue to curate spiritual writing events for groups and organizations.
A bit more about me:
I'm from Indiana.
I have a husband (Ben) and 2 kids.
I've always loved animals, especially dogs. I have 2 dogs (Scout and Jasper) and several chickens. We also have a hedgehog named Zucchini.
I aspire to learn as much as I possibly can about the rich world of French cheese.
I can't go to Disney World without crying when it's time to leave.
I teach from an intersectional feminist perspective with anti-racist, trans-inclusive, and nonbinary-affirming goals.