I earned my BA in Journalism from Washington and Lee University in 2001 and my honors thesis was a film documentary about the education of handicapped children in rural Virginia. After a brief and somewhat comical stint as an on location reporter in Charleston, SC, I worked in public relations and marketing and freelanced as a writer for Charleston Magazine, House Calls Magazine, and the Post & Courier.

In 2012, I completed my MFA in Professional Writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design. My thesis Teenangles, an oral history book about the stressors and coping mechanisms of the modern teen, led me to teach writing to youths in hopes that journaling and self-expression would help them meet the challenges they were facing. Currently, I teach and tutor all ages (children to adults) either in workshops, on a one-on-one basis, or as a guest teacher.

My freelance writing runs the gamut from magazine articles to re-branding companies to e-newsletters and blogging. Check out my b.e.WELL + b.e.CREATIVE Facebook page for articles, events and other inspirational tidbits.