I'm a specialist, a generalist, and a synthesist.
I specialize in words, and I apply my skills across a broad spectrum. My lifelong interest has taken me many exciting places.
Over the years, I've worked as an editor, an English instructor and a literary contest reader and judge. I also co-founded a successful digital agency, co-developed a viable retail brand, and worked as an actress.
In 2017, I finished selling my interest in my other companies, and launched a specialized communications training business called Savvy Civility -- this time as a sole proprietor -- in the summer of 2018.
I now divide my professional time between managing Savvy Civility and writing.
My formal education includes a B.A. in English from The University of Colorado, an M.S. in Electronic Media from Kutztown University, (Alpha Epsilon Lambda) and a significant amount of theatrical study at various studios through the years.