Greetings! I'm a seasoned writer and an insatiable lifelong learner, so my professional journey is varied. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Writing (Poetry), which serves as the cornerstone that sparked my passion for the art of words, communication, and creativity. The degree afforded me the opportunity to study critical theory, problems in language and literature, and communication, writing, and publishing principles and techniques.
Throughout my career, I've embraced various roles within the ever-evolving field of learning and development. As a writing instructor, I guided others on the path to effective communication. In adult education, I crafted curricula and learning experiences, producing textbooks and training materials for adult and young learners as well as profesional development skills training in the US, overseas, and at the operational and strategic leadership levels in organizations. In the role of a training and development specialist, I acted as an architect of growth, nurturing growth pathways through strategic programming, coaching, and consulting services based on my own career strides in training, competency, capability, and capacity building in a training and education enviornment for the Department of Defense. I've also worked as an editor to help sculpt narratives with meticulous precision. As a copywriter, I've painted vibrant stories and ventured into the realm of news reporting and feature writing. In all of these roles, one constant remains: a deep-rooted passion for fostering growth and transformation at the personal, professional, and community level.
My diverse professional experiences have guided me through the halls of academic institutions, community college, the inner workings of government agencies, and the ever-evolving terrain of the business world. This multifaceted journey has been a tapestry of rich experiences, enriching my perspective and providing me with a versatile toolkit of skills and insights that apply across a multitude of contexts and environments.
Currently, I find myself nestled within 36 acres of serene mountain surroundings, a place that resonates with my inner need to live a more creative and intentional life. Here, I continue to craft learning and development programs and explore the boundaries of language and creativity. My yearning for and commitment to nurturing community thrive in this environment, where I actively engage in cultivating personal and professional growth opportunities in my newfound home.
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