I began my professional writing career in the late 1990s in the College of Santa Fe’s Public Relations Office. There, I served as the press contact for local and national media, wrote recruitment and fundraising collateral, organized promotional photo shoots, wrote ad copy, and eventually served as the editor of the alumni magazine, as well as myriad other duties, while writing fiction in my spare time. When CSF closed in 2009, I embarked on a freelance career, writing and marketing for St. Michael’s High School, St. John’s College, and various local companies and organizations, including Pasatiempo, the weekly arts and culture magazine of the Santa Fe New Mexican. Eventually, I became a staff reporter at Pasatiempo and gave up the freelance life for seven years of deadline journalism, writing about literature, theater, film, visual art, music, history, and social justice topics.
Maintaining good health has always been a struggle for me. In 2019, I found out why: Two brain tumors causing a variety of long-standing and serious medical issues, including chronic pain. The tumors were removed in 2020, leaving me to recover from more than three decades of a rare disease called acromegaly, which is a long and complicated process. In order to properly prioritize and accommodate my health needs, I left Pasatiempo at the end of 2021.
Currently, I am seeking freelance and contract work in which I can utilize my broad skill set, while also allowing myself time for physical therapy and my own writing. Communications is a field I am passionate about, and am looking for variety in my clients and assignments.