- Media LogicSenior Social Content Manager, 2011 - present
I am a painter, mixed media artist and poet living in downtown Albany. I have roots in northern Maine, where I was born and raised in a paper mill town along the Penobscot; in West Virginia, the college “home among the hills” where I received an undergraduate degree in journalism; and Portland, Oregon, where I started craving city living and a stronger sense of myself.
My poetry is published locally and nationally and has been nominated for a pushcart prize. I read and feature at open mics throughout Upstate NY. In 2010, I was the “almost” poet laureate of Smitty’s Tavern in Voorheesville, NY, placing as first runner-up in the inaugural contest. I am pursuing my MFA in poetry through Ashland University.
My favorite artistic outlets include acrylic on canvas, collage and paper maché. Some of my work has been exhibited in Capital Region venues. A moody single mother of three boys with a full-time job in social media marketing, I use poetry and art as emotional crutches and am trained as an expressive arts facilitator through New York Expressive Arts.
- West Virginia Wesleyan CollegeJournalism, 1990 - 1994
- Ashland UniversityMFA, Poetry, 2012 - 2015