Co-producer/Co-Director of Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities

Writer for US Weekly Fashion Police

Writing Online


Writing In Print

  • Alumni Magazines Should Come with Anti-Depressants (Grinnell Magazine, Spring 2012)
  • Not a Princess (Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now, Putnam 2015)

  • Changing the Lexicon of Love (Star Tribune, November 25, 2015)

  • Imperfect old photos? Perfect (Star Tribune, December 9, 2015)

  • I love who Minnesotans become when it snows (Star Tribune, February 3, 2016)

  • Lament for the winter that wasn't (Star Tribune, March 1, 2017)


Brands and Organizations


Social Media


Speaking + Teaching

  • Social Media for Writers: Building Your Platform with Integrity and Intention (The Loft Literary Center 2015)
  • Incorporating Diversity into Your Life, Work, Worldview (Mom2.0 Summit 2015)
  • Storytelling from the LGBT Perspective (BlogHer 2015)
  • Just Write: Putting Free-writing Back in Blogging (Type A Parent Conference 2013)
  • Just Write: Putting Free-writing Back in Blogging (Bloggy Boot Camp, Minneapolis, 2013)
  • Why We Blog (SalonLGBTQ 2013)
  • Anatomy of a Story (BlogHer 2013)
  • Peer Networking and Online Community (BlogHer 2010)

Education + Awards

  • B.A. Psychology (Grinnell College 1991)
  • M.A. Counseling and Psychological Services (St. Mary’s University 1996)
  • Foreword Writing Apprenticeship in Creative Non-Fiction (The Loft Literary Center 2012)
  • Beyond the Pure Fellowship for Writers grantee (2012-2013)
  • First Place - Global Human Interest (Erma Bombeck Writing Competition 2016)
  • Iris Award Nominee in Most Thought-Provoking and Engaging Content (2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018)