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 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.