I am a contemplative practice guide specializing in creativity, writing as practice, yoga asana, and meditation. I hold space for people cultivating a foundation of a stable mind and embodied compassion with the intention of serving the community and working towards social justice and liberation for all. May the merit of our practice together ease suffering, in ourselves and in the world.
Up until May 2019, I was the Communications Coordinator for the English department at Colorado State University (CSU), where I worked since 2000. I was in charge of all our department’s social media, blog content, and various other department communications. Typically, I had two or three student interns working with me each semester. When I was also teaching, I taught CO302: Writing Online, CO150: College Composition, and CO300: Writing Argument. My academic special interests included computers and composition, professional development opportunities for faculty, the use of technology and hypertext/hypermedia in the classroom, multiliteracies in composition, creative nonfiction writing, and writing for the Web.
I received an M.A. in English: Communication Development from CSU, having been granted distinction for my thesis, a hypertext written in 2001-2002 entitled “Fear, Happiness and the American Way: The Difficulty of a Simple Life,” (which was unofficially the first hypertext thesis at CSU, unofficial because the graduate school made me turn in a paper copy–what was up with that?!). I have learned a lot since then, first working for six years as the Editor/Lead Programmer for the Writing Studio, and then going on to create various English department project and program websites.