I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. An erstwhile bartender, I completed my MFA at Hollins University, where I was a Teaching Fellow. After returning to Seattle, I worked as a Writer In Residence with Seattle's Writers In The Schools (WITS) program for five years. I am currently a fellow with the Jack Straw Writers Program and teach composition at Shoreline Community College and Edmonds College. I presently work as the director of the Honors College at Shoreline, where I also teach composition.
In the past, I've taught at the Tinker Mountain online workshop, the Cornish College Summer program, Kids Stage Everett, and Coyote Central.
While I'm drawn to postmodernism (a la Delillo and Eco), I rarely write in that fashion. My stories tend to be minimalist and investigate the emotional trajectory of characters uncertain of who they are.
I have published two collections of short stories -- THE FILLED IN SPACES (2016) and THIS ENDLESS ROAD (2018) -- through Unsolicited Press. My short stories have appeared in The Portland Review, East Bay Review, Eunoia, and Pindeldyboz, among others. I am currently at work on my first novel, No Way Home.