Master of Fine Arts in Writing (M.F.A.), Hamline University.
Genre of concentration, creative nonfiction.

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Bethel University.

Associate Degree, Visual Communications, Madison Area Technical College.

Adjunct Faculty, Bethel University, College of Adult and Professional Studies.
Courses taught:
•  Visual & Written Creativity   • Literature and Diversity
•  Academic Research Writing   • Reading & Responding to the Arts        

Independent Contractor, Freelance Writer and Editor
•  Managing Editor, Energy Efficient Building Association
•  Independent research and writing for numerous publications
 Legislative research and writing for non-profit corporations
•  On- and off-site copyediting and proofreading

Young Authors Conference Presenter and Speaker

Editorial Assistant and Writer
, Minnesota Monthly magazine

Graphic Artist
•  Black & White and Color photography
•  Graphic design and production
•  Layout, color, and design skills

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & RECOGNITION

My personal essay, "Military Brat", was published
in
God Answers Prayers--the Military Edition:
True Stories From Those Who Serve and Their Families
,
published by Harvest House, Fall 2005

Completed book-length manuscript for publication,
Walk Beside Me, Sister: The Road to Racial Reconciliation for Ourselves and the Church

Sponsored summer workshop for emerging writers with author Sandra Benítez
in Stockholm, WI, June 2004

Studied under the direction of fiction/poetry/essay writer, Sandra Benítez,
University of Minnesota Split Rock Workshop, July 2003

Studied with essayist and fiction writer Judith Ortiz Cofer,
Hamline Writers Workshop, Northfield, MN, July 2003

Studied under essayist Scott Russell Sanders,
Hamline Writers Workshop, Northfield, MN, July 2002

Published poetry and essays in Bethel University's
The Nature of Harmony,
Anthology of Student Submissions On Racism, Reconciliation and Harmony
, 1991-1993

Chosen three years in a row by the Art and English Departments for my essays
and poetry, promoting racial harmony; sponsored by
the United Cultures of Bethel and the McKnight Foundation
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