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Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Arts-In-Education Program
Teaching Artist:  1999- Present

Conduct workshops and residencies working with students, teachers and community organizations to generate poetry, plays, and creative
movement through a variety of different projects. Awarded 2011 Teaching Artist of the Year Award for the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. Trained through the Teacher-Artist Partnerships Institute to help educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators create and run successful arts residencies. Extensive training in a variety of teaching modalities. Completed training with Elders Share the Arts, The National Center for Creative Aging, The Academy of Creative Aging, Penn State Artist in Health Training, and TimeSlips, to conduct workshops and residencies with elders and those living with dementia and Alzheimers. Developed and implemented lessons for the Academy for Creative Aging, an online module-based, certification opportunity that can be used to bolster professional credentials and deepen expertise and understanding of the field for teaching artists and professionals working with older adults in creative environments.

Acts of Jennius/The Wunderbarn

Create and perform solo and group shows for stage and strolling entertainment. Created, curated, and promoted events, creative writing and movement workshops, and classes for The Wunderbarn. Certified BodyHoops fitness instructor. The pointiest know-nothing member of The Foolbright Scholars. 

Paper Kite Press

Designed and edited full-length collections of poetry for small press. Arranged and produced  workshops and a regular reading series with out-of-state artists, writers, and performers from 2005-2009 when the press also had a gallery and performing arts space.



Designed print promotional materials for a variety of businesses.  Worked with hospice patients in interviews, and created collections of their life stories designed specifically to the individual.


Highlighted titles may be ordered directly from the publishers. All others, please inquire with an email. Some are out of print, others I have available copies. 

Year in the Blanks, 2021 (Read a poem from the collection.)

"Reading Othello and Watching a Girl Skip Rope," Literature & Composition, Jago, Shea, Scanlon and  Aufses, 2017

You Look Young Enough To Be Relevant, 2016

Fragmentirety, Furniture Press, 2011

Regular Expressions: The Facebook Status Update Poems, Naissance, 2009

A Proper Dress, illustrated by Liz Parry-Faist, 2009

The Girl's Guide To Writing Poetry, illustrated by David Hage, 2008

Book of Days, FootHills Publishing, 2006

Nightcrown, illustrated by Michael Downend, 2003

Questioning Walls Open, FootHills Publishing, 2001


Luzerne County Community College
Commercial art

Kutztown University
Fine art
Training in a variety of teaching methods through workshops given for rostered teaching artists.
2019-current Member of American Circus Educators
2019 - current Member of American Circus Alliance
Hoop fitness teacher training.
NY School of Burlesque
Hooping, dance, act development.
National Center for Creative Aging
Teacher training for creative aging programming and caregiving program.
Movement Theatre Studio NYC
Movement theatre classes.
Bristol Improv Theatre
Online interactive theatre​.
Elders Share the Arts
Teacher training for creative aging programming.
Nose To Nose of North America
Training in clowning technique.
LA Clown School
Teaching Clown certification
Penn State Arts in Health
Certification for teaching in healthcare settings.
Facilitator training for storytelling with people living with
dementia and Alzheimer's.

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