A Kansas City native, I grew up in a military family and eventually served 8 years in the United States Army Reserve. Now, I still get to honor that pivotal time in my life by serving as Prose Editor to Veteran's Voices magazine.


I received an accounting degree from DeVry University (Kansas City, MO) and a MBA degree from Baker University (Overland Park, KS). I've held positions of Academic Dean, Faculty Director, and currently Assistant Professor. 


I've been teaching and writing for over a decade. I find tremendous joy in being able to share my knowledge and experience with others. As a former radio show host, I've had the opportunity to speak to diverse audiences addressing real-life issues.     


My work has been featured in the Sun Times, Military Brat Life, The National Library of Poetry and various on-line publications, including Nia Magazine, Permission to Write, and Resolute Magazine. Currently, at peace in the Los Angeles area.