My writing often circles around grief, loss, illness, and coping with these painful realities in our lives. Drawn to this work by the sudden death of two of my older brothers — one from an overdose, one from a fall in the mountains of Colorado — as well as the early cancer diagnoses of friends and family members, I write to try to make sense of seemingly senseless occurrences and, most importantly, to help others feel a little less alone in the world.
I grew up in Houston and now live in western Massachusetts with four cats and two dogs. I hold an MFA in creative nonfiction from Bay Path University and studied poetry as an undergrad at Hampshire College. I work as a marketing and communications professional in higher ed.