Welcome to my website! I am a writer, a poet, an illustrator, a movie enthusiast, a tea drinker, and a lifelong Alaskan.

I am also an elementary school teacher who stands out from the crowd (and not just because I’m 6’2″ and one of the tallest people in the school building!).  I love kids and I adore picture books: the perfect combo for a 1st grade teacher.

If you’ve come here looking for my Simply 7 interviews with many amazing picture book authors and illustrators, you will find it under my blog.

As a writer, I have written and/or published in multiple genres: plays, newspaper and magazine articles, and poetry.  I am currently working on several children’s picture books and I’m a current member of SCBWI and 12×12.

As an illustrator, I have had my own cartoon series (Henry and the Gang) published in the high school and college newsletters in Sitka, Alaska.  I am also the SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator for the region of Alaska.  I’m currently working on developing my portfolio online.

Interested in purchasing some of my art?  You can find me on RedBubble.  If you’re interested in a commission, contact me.

Feel free to look around, read, follow, or leave me a comment.