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Muskegon, MI, 49441
August 07, 2012

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Summary of Qualifications

Professor of English/Composition

MFA Degree in Creative Writing

Citizen journalist

Editor for Writers Literary

Editor in Chief of three literary journals

Student mentor, advisor, and tutor

Published and active writer with connections in international, contemporary writing community: San Francisco; Paris, France; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Italy; South Korea; and all across the US

Community volunteer/activist

Fundraising experience


Naropa University, Boulder, CO

MFA, Creative Writing, 2003

University of New Orleans (study abroad,) Brunnenburg Castle, Dorf Tirol, Italy

6 Credits toward MFA, 2000

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

BA, Creative Writing, 2000

Naropa University, Boulder, CO

Two noncredit writing courses attended, 1999

Professional Activities

Citizen Journalist

2011 -


Professor of Communications

University of Phoenix, Online 2007 - 2011

Professor of English/Composition

Everest University, Online 2007 -

Editor for Writers Literary

Online, 2006 - 2007

(Prose editor for an online literary agency/editing house.)


2006 - 2008

(Videographer for the poetry reading series, "So You're a Poet!", the Boulder International Fringe Festival, and C.R.A.B. (Constantly Risking Absurdity, Baby!)

Editor in Chief of "Watching the Wheels: a Blackbird"

Online, 2006 - 2008

(Independent literary journal. Responsible for all aspects of journal production.)

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Professional Activities (cont.)

Cast in Reality/Documentary on The Da Vinci Code (Quest for the Code)


(Cast as one of four young intellectuals to travel the world and investigate the accuracy of the novel.)

Editor in Chief of "Bombay Gin 29"

Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2002-2003

(Volunteer, extracurricular activity. Responsible for organizing and overseeing production of journal and journal's fundraising benefit.)

Volunteer Editor of "Bombay Gin 28"

Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2001-2002

(Volunteer, extracurricular activity. Responsible for selection of work, soliciting donations, and hosting journal's fundraising benefit.)

Editor in Chief of "Ink: A Literary Brothel"

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1998-1999

(Western Michigan University's first undergraduate literary journal.)

Additional Professional Experience

Service Coordinator, Meijer

Kalamazoo, MI and Muskegon, MI, 1998-2001

(Organizer, supervisor, and problem solver. Trained in all aspects of the store.)

Metal Sculptor Assistant, Holly Fischer

Kalamazoo, MI, 1998-1999

(Weld, sand, cut, and stain metals to produce sculpture to the specification of the artist.)

Canvasser, Public Interest Research Group in Michigan

Kalamazoo, MI, 1997

(Gain support for the Clean Air Act, door to door.)

Student Mentor, Martin Luther King Program

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1995-1997

(Monitor and guide underprivileged minority students through first year of college. Tutor in a range of subjects. Prepare students to become self-sufficient in a college atmosphere.)

Recent Publications

"May Day General Strike"

Published by "Occupied Stories", 2012.

"New York Is Oakland, Oakland Is New York"

Published by "Occupied Stories", 2012.

“This Little Light of Mine”

Published in “Slacklust”, 2011; reprinted in "Occupied Stories", 2012.

Among others...

Community Activities

Joined Love Community Garden, 2012

Joined a writers group for NANO--National Novel Writing Month, 2010

Read with John Sinclair at Dee-Lite Coffee Shop

Grand Haven, MI, 2003

Read with Nina Zivancevic at Shakespeare & Co.

Paris, France, 2003

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Community Activities (cont.)

Read with Nina Zivancevic at D'Aini Gallery

Paris, France, 2003

Read with Nina Zivancevic and Hans Plomp at Ruigoord Arts Commune

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2003

• Organized and hosted "Bombay Gin 29" fundraiser benefit

Boulder, CO, 2003

Organized and hosted "Bombay Gin 28" fundraiser benefit

Boulder, CO, 2002

Demonstrated to raise awareness for Naropa University's Audio Archive Preservation and Access Project

Boulder, CO, 2002

Reading of one-act play "So Much Noise"

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1999

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer at the Muskegon County Museum of African American History, 2012 -

Volunteer activist for Occupy Wall St., 2011 -

Volunteer activist for Occupy Muskegon, 2011 -

Volunteer citizen journalist for OMNews, 2011 -

Volunteer videographer for various artistic venues around Boulder, 2006 - 2008

Volunteer for Boulder’s International Fringe Festival, 2007 - 2008

Volunteer for cleaning and refurbishing vandalized and burned youth center

YMCA, Muskegon, MI, 2005

Volunteer Clerk, Left Hand Bookstore

Boulder, CO, 2001-2003

Volunteer for Naropa University’s Audio Archive Preservation and Access Project

Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2001-2003

Awards Received

Jack Kerouac Scholarship

Naropa University, 2002

Hiro Yamagata Scholarship for Creative Excellence

Naropa University, 2001

George W. Baker Traveling Scholar Scholarship

Western Michigan University, 2000

(First and final recipient.)

Meijer Perfect Attendance Award

Meijer, 2000

Interests & Activities

Currently working on novel, Heyoka

Cast as one of four young intellectuals in a reality-documentary investigating the credibility of The Da Vinci Code, 2005

Reading tour of Europe, including Shakespeare & Co., in Paris, France, the D'Aini Gallery, and Ruigoord, in the Netherlands, 2003

Studied the works of Ezra Pound with Mary de Rachewiltz, Massimo Bacigalupo, John Gery, and Dorsey Kleitz in the home of the Pound family, Brunnenburg Castle, Dorf Tirol, Italy, 2000

Sought the graves of favorite writers and artists across Europe, 2000

Hitched the coast of California following the routes of Jack Kerouac, 1999

Play saxophone, guitar, and sing; love art and history

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