My love for writing and editing grew from my early love of language. Words were a pie cooling on a windowsill. I floated towards them like a cartoon character. That window was my entry to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where I earned a B.S. in Deaf Education with a minor in cultural anthropology. While teaching, I earned my M.A.Ed. in Special Education, with a special focus on learning disabilities.
After a decade in education, I yearned to apply my love of differentiated communication to a broader audience and see what else those piles of symbols could do. This led me into a social media marketing position and then, thankfully, to Big Sea, where I began as a copywriter in January 2022. As a freelance theatremaker, I delight in adopting the voices and demeanors of characters, much like those of our marketing clients. This skill applies to my page work and my stage work.
In the few hours that remain in a day, I moonlight as a performing arts critic, covering live and virtual events across central North Carolina for Chatham Life & Style. I’m particularly thrilled by modern dance, indie folk music, and Shakespeare. That applies to my homelife as well, where my spouse–a singer/songwriter–records albums while I run lines and songs with the cat, Ripley, who also enjoys helping me complete the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle while watching Japanese films from the 1950s.