Writer. Educator. Storyteller.

Exploring place and belonging through the written word.

About Me

I am a writer and parent who lives in Soldotna, Alaska. I’ve taught writing for the past several years, but before that, I fought wildfire, built hiking trails, hauled birch sap, and even shoveled snow in Antarctica. I’ve written about rural Alaska as a journalist, satirized Alaskan life on a comedy news blog, and published creative work in numerous literary journals.

About my Writing

My work has appeared in online and print publications ranging from the Miami Herald to terrain.org. Samples of my work can be found on the publications page.

My first book, Compass Lines: Journeys toward Home will be coming out in Spring 2023. The book recounts the journeys and lessons that have shaped my effort to form a connection with the land and people of the North. It will be released by Porphyry Press, perhaps the only book publisher in the world to operate out of a former ghost town inside America’s largest national park. I’m excited to share this essay collection with the world!

My Community

Writing requires collaboration with others–editors, publishers, readers, and friends. Here is a list of some writing projects, publishers, and organizations worth believing in. Check them out and get involved.

49 writers blog

Porphyry Press

The Spruce Tip


Don’t be a writer. Be writing.

William Faulkner