Let's Get a Little Familiar.

 
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Nice to meet you! I guess if you're here you'd like to learn more about me, eh?

I exhibit a healthy appreciation for all things nerdyIn fact, I am a big fan of Carol Danvers. She's a huge part of my personal approach to everything, philosophically. 

 

I'm non-binary and prefer they/them pronouns. I love all animals, but I have a soft spot for Dachshunds. (Hansel, I miss you, and I will love you forever bud.)

I possess an unabating desire to befriend strangers, an endearing or annoying trait, depending upon perspective, I'm told I inherited from my grandfather

Art by @CaitCaiters

Education
and Work

I'm on the board of Kaleidoscope Youth Center, an LGBTQIA+ youth organization in Central Ohio.

 

I'm a published comic book writer eager and hungry to share more stories! Check out my chops over here!

I have a graduate degree in American History with a focus on organized labor, along with a Bachelor's in Journalism. Both from Bowling Green State University. (Go Falcons!)

Finally, I've been a copywriter, designer, project manager and editor for the last 15 years.


Together with Michele Abounader,
I've co-created Extra Pages Press, an independent LGBTQIA+ publishing group devoted to elevating queer voices in storytelling.

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I have a passion for storytelling. I adore the power of illustrative parables in popular culture, particularly through the medium of comic books.

Let me explain why.


Stories bring us together.
They are our cultural memory and inheritance. We are as equal now when reading and listening about fantastic adventures and epic journeys as we were when huddled together before the fires of antiquity. They prove we are bound together by a common thread of existence.

Stories help us think.
They help us empathize. They help us rationalize and contextualize. They help us evolve.

Stories help us remember.
They remind us of what is important as we inevitably evolve into something better than we were before. Stories are our catalysts of change as well as our compass.

I think that's pretty neat, don't you?