I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington; here, I served as managing editor for the literary journal Chautauqua. I also hold a Master of Liberal Studies degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on Bioethics and Creative Non-fiction.
My professional expertise includes writing/research, and editorial project management across the following sectors: military veterans, consumer health, nursing, healthcare chaplaincy, and the arts. My interest in the spiritual component of trauma led me to pursue research into post-traumatic (dis)tress among returning combat veterans. I’ve designed, promoted, and facilitated narrative workshops for military family and service members.
My creative writing has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, The Wilderness Literary Review, Gemini Magazine,The Warwick Review, Barely South, and Tahoma Literary Review, among others. In Wilmington, I also teach community creative writing workshops at the Cameron Art Museum and provide developmental editing for both aspiring and experienced writers.