I have been writing creatively for over 20 years, and just recently I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing at Oakland University, graduating with honors. My goal is to share my passion for writing and to teach others how to express themselves professionally and creatively. I have years of experience in business writing, English, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting.
I also work full-time as a financial representative at Oakland University Credit Union. In my spare time I enjoy writing and directing short films. This summer I achieved a milestone—production of my first commercial. My fiancé and I, who will marry next October, co-own a production company that makes short films, podcasts, and online movie reviews. We’re very excited to continue this journey together.
Degree: B.A. in Creative Writing
Major: Creative Writing with a focus in Screenwriting
Special Training: Film Fundamentals and Film Directing
Years of Experience: I’ve been writing since I was 12.
Hero: Jesus and Grandpa Ray
High–Impact Books: the Amplified Bible, works of biblical scholar Major W. Ian Thomas, and 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
High–Impact Lecture: Peter Markus’s “Introduction to Poetry and Fiction,” which helped me understand poetry and that I could write it
Favorite Places I’ve Visited: Meijer Gardens, Downtown Toronto, Sleeping Bear Dunes
Hobbies: filmmaking, watching movies, listening to music, spending time with family and loved ones
Passion: writing and filmmaking (obviously), helping people, spreading positivity, encouraging others to express themselves creatively
Favorite Quotation: “The only person you should compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday.”