My professional life is a balance of freelance writing for various travel magazines and Small Town Washington & Beyond where I share my passion for small town travel. My freelance travel work can be found at Experience Anacortes, Bainbridge Island Magazine, The Crossing Guide, Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, RealFoodTraveler.com, WaggonerGuide.com, WanderWithWonder.com, and Whidbey Life Magazine. Member of IFWTWA, NATJA and SATW.
I also manage the editorial and social media for the WaggonerGuide.com, and am part of the editorial team for their annual publication the Waggoner Cruising Guide which has been coined "the boating bible" for Pacific Northwest boaters.
I have an MFA in Creative Writing with a dual degree in nonfiction and young adult writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. I also write creative nonfiction and young adult novels. My essays have been published in Soundings Review, Silver Apples Magazine, Mountain Gazette, and Niche Literary Magazine. My young adult novel, Aleutian Pearl, won 2nd place in the Authors.me YA!2015 contest.