About Me

About Me:

I’m a freelance writer, editor, and publisher based in Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve written and edited online content, screenplays, marketing copy, manuscripts, and academic assessment materials for a number of well-respected publications, production companies, and publishers. These companies include Warner Bros., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Prestwick Press, Hyde Park Entertainment, Bunim/Murray Productions, Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds Group, USA Today, Telepictures, and Comedy Central via an online Burger King webisode commercial. 

 My Screenplays have placed in well-known screenwriting competitions such as L.A. Comedy Shorts (2010), NYC Midnight (2010), the Austin Film Festival (2006), Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope (2004), and Project Greenlight (2003). I also wrote the original screenplay for the indie film, “Hello, My Name is Frank” which won “Best Dramatic Feature” at the 2015 Manhattan Film Festival and other notable awards. 

As an online content developer for high traffic websites, I specialize in areas including interior design, party planning, education, family, and travel. My work has been published on a variety of websites, such as USA Today, Houzz.com, Choice Hotels, Chron.com, SheKnows.com, Demand Studios, Travels.com, HomeLight.com, Yahoo.com, ExtraTV.com, and TyraShow.com. 

As a freelance story editor for MyStoryInc.com, I gained experience in developing powerful online video content. I polished that craft working in Post-Production for Bunim/Murray Productions in 2010. 

I received my BFA from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2000, majoring in both Psychology and Communications. I earned my MFA in Creative Writing in 2010 at Spalding University where I studied the dual genres of Screenwriting and Writing for Children. During the low residency program, I completed drafts of five screenplays, one novel, and served as a Student Editor for The Louisville Review.