I'm a poet, educator, sometimes doctoral student and communications and marketing specialist. I'm an unbalanced yogi, a lover of goats, birdsong, coffee, and hikes. A mountain gal in an ocean town chasing the "blood jet" of poetry.
I have a heart for the military community and have worked closely with service members, veterans and their families for over a decade. I have a Bachelors in Liberal Studies from Virginia Wesleyan University, an MFA in Poetry from Queens University of Charlotte, and am currently a doctoral student at Regent University studying Communications with a focus on narrative medicine. I believe in the power of words. I believe poetry saves lives. It has saved me over and over again. I believe in following your obsessions, even if it hurts.