About

Writer. Coach. Poet. Story-teller. Lover of life.  My greatest joy and keenest passion is helping men and women over 40 tap into their creative genius, write stories with passion and live a happier more fulfilling life.

In The Beginning…

I grew up in the Bronx and spent my childhood playing stoop-ball, running through alleys, and eating homemade Italian pasta and Polish sausage. I have driven six times across the country for school, rock climbing, and adventure.

I went to NYU for writing and found deep inspiration from my writing mentor, and New York Times best selling author, Ann Hood. I went on to receive my MFA from Eastern Washington University at their prestigious Inland Northwest Center for Writers MFA Program at EWU . When I moved Portland, Oregon in 2001, I had the honor of becoming a founding member for the Bill Gates project Gateway College Program (GTC). I worked as an instructor, life coach and project manager for at-risk youths. GTC was one of the most fulfilling jobs I’ve ever had and it inspired me to start my own practice helping adults get unstuck and flourish in creativity.

Current Professional Life

For more than ten years I’ve been a transformational life coach and writing coach. I attract people from around the world who value excellence and are searching for a way to explore deeper meanings through their writing. I offer one-on-one coaching (via phone or Skype,) group coaching, and consultation. My passion and keenest talent is educating and inspiring my clients to find their true genius and teaching them proven skills to assure them a lifetime of ease and well-being. My specialty is working with men and women over forty who write memoir and nonfiction and are brave enough to cut through their resistance to get to the heart of the story they are trying to tell.

Poet

Art saves lives. Poetry is my go-to for inspiration and relief. I love poetry for both page and stage. I’ve been published in The Clark Street Review, Jeopardy Magazine, Minetta Review, Crack the Spine,  Gargoyle Magazine and other literary magazines. I also came in first place for the Wordstock Poetry Contest in 2006 and was accepted and attended the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop in 2010.

Education

I have an MFA in writing at Eastern Washington University and received my BA in writing from New York University. I also received my solution-focused coach training at Erickson College.