I love helping great stories come alive! Originally from New England, I'm a writer who landed in Northern California to receive my MFA in creative writing. I'm also an actor, having studied improv, the Meisner technique and Yat Malmgren's psychology of movement work. I've performed in an improv troupe, in short films and on stage. Last fall I debuted my first live solo show "Value of Our Lives," which I wrote and self-directed, and I'm working on my second. As a screenwriter for hire, I'm currently adapting a story into a full-length feature script. Plus I'm a writing coach and story consultant. I get super jazzed by telling and helping others tell meaningful and entertaining stories in creative, powerful ways. And when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me on a hiking trail, traveling or learning something new.