I write. I walk. I have big hair. I high-five cedar branches when I walk by them and enjoy aggressively snuggling fuzzy animals. Here I strive to chronicle my nomadery and inevitable adventures, to the best of my technological, spiritual, and literary abilities.
I am an on-again, off-again wildlife field biologist, artist, outdoor enthusiast, wonder-seeker, and freelance writer/editor. I was the reviews editor at Orion Magazine until I moved back to the Rocky Mountains, where I currently reside in a valley house surrounded by magpies, just outside of Glacier National Park. You can find my essays, poems, and reviews in various journals and publications here and there, including Orion, High Country News, Camas, Big Sky Journal, and High Desert Journal, or pick up a copy of Mountain Goats of Glacier National Park.
I’ve spent the last several years working a lot with creative science education writing for venues like Birdcage Press, the educational children’s publisher, and the fabulously nerdy YouTube science program The SciShow. I also recently researched and wrote a forty-episode series on psychology and a fifty-ish episode series on anatomy and physiology for the online channel Crash Course.
My first book — a long-form, illustrated, non-fiction children’s book about animals, ecology, and imagination — is currently in production with Storey Publishing and should land on shelves in early 2018.
I also serve on the editorial board for The Whitefish Review.
I’m always interested in new projects, so don’t hesitate to say hello if you’ve got something cooking!