I have been teaching writing, rhetoric, and creative expression since 2003. With multiple degrees in English and Education, I am well-equipped to generate material for your project and/or guide you through your own creative process–whatever it takes to help you reach your goals.

My work outside of education has ranged from small businesses to media companies to nonprofits. From grants to scripts, I've done it all.  Both my scholarly and artistic writing has found publication. As a consultant, I am highly adaptable and quick on the uptake. I am always happy to apply my language and communication skills to a new field.

I am based in Pittsburgh, PA.  

Skills and Strengths

  • Wordcraft: finding precisely the right words for each occasion

  • Editing: restructuring, reconceiving, rewording, clarifying, streamlining

  • Research: supporting writing with thorough and accurate information

  • Coaching: foregrounding your vision; capitalizing on your existing skills and adding some new ones to your toolbox.

  • Imagination and Creativity: taking a playful approach to language and communication to see new solutions to old problems or add life to a languid passage.



  • Drew University: M. Phil. and Ph.D., English Language and Literature

    • Dissertation awarded distinction

  • Eastern Mennonite University: Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature, English Secondary Education Licensure; Minor in Theatre

    • Summa Cum Laude
      Honors Program
      Dean’s List
      Cords of Distinction

For more information, find me on LinkedIn.