I live in Fort Wayne, Indiana where I work independently as a grant proposal writer and an artist in residence. I also work at the University of Saint Francis as Director of the Jesters program, a performing arts program for people with developmental disabilities. I have written one self-published book entitled The Longest Journey, a piece of creative non-fiction about grief and healing. I have also written numerous scripts for stage and have had articles published in Recovering the Self magazine.
I have taught movement/rhythm programs as an outreach artist at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective for over 25 years. I am the founding Director of Fort Wayne Taiko, a drumming and movement ensemble based on Japanese tradition. I was a featured artist in Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne’s 2014 and 2015 fundraising campaign and received an individual artist grant from the Indiana Arts Commission in 2013. I have a Master of Arts in Movement Therapy from Columbia College Chicago (2003) and a Bachelor of Arts in Magazine Journalism from Ball State University (1986).