When I’m not working with students or exploring the wilds of Middle-earth, I enjoy doing voice-over work and writing poetry. I’ve had the thrill of hosting my own radio show, Sonoma Valley Poetry, on KSVY 91.3 FM. My poems have appeared in several publications, including ByLine and the international journal Visions.
I’m happy to join the NVC Writing Center staff. My teaching experience includes adult ESL, and I enjoy working with English language learners. In my free time, I am learning to play the timbales and the accordion because I like Latin music. My little dog, Haley’s Comet, is my traveling companion; we especially enjoy going to the beach.
Over the many years of tutoring, administering ESL placement tests, and teaching at Napa Valley College, I’ve encountered many interesting people, some of whom have become lasting friends. When I’m not working with students, I love to travel and learn about other cultures, transform neglected or humdrum patches of soil into bloom, and spend time with my family.