I write. I walk. I have big hair. I high-five cedar branches when I walk by them. Here I strive to chronicle my random thoughts, recommendations, and adventures, both wild and domestic, to the best of my technological, spiritual, and literary abilities.
I am an on-again, off-again wildlife field biologist, artist, reader, outdoor enthusiast, wonder-seeker, animal-lover, and freelance writer and editor. I was the reviews editor at Orion Magazine until I moved back to the Northern Rockies where I currently reside with my family in a house surrounded by magpies, just outside of Glacier National Park.
I’ve spent the last several years working a lot with creative science storytelling, writing for venues like Birdcage Press, the educational children’s publisher, and the fabulously nerdy YouTube science program The SciShow. I also 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 Howl Like a Wolf — a long-form, illustrated, non-fiction children’s book about animal behavior, ecology, and imagination — is forthcoming from Storey Publishing and will land on shelves in spring 2018.
I currently 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 going!
Banner Illustration by Kaley McKean