Welcome! I'm a writer, editor, and teacher based in Rochester, New York. My background is academic: I did a PhD in English Literature, writing a dissertation and scholarly articles on nineteenth-century poetry. But these days I write essays and articles of a more public sort—you can find examples of my work in the "Writing" section—and do freelance editing projects for people in both the academic and corporate worlds. Lately, too, I've had the pleasure of teaching writing here.

I'm a lover of music, sports, the natural world, cooking and baking, whiskey, biking, and animals. In my twenties I lived in Ireland and then Spain, and often daydream about those footloose years, plotting future wanderings.