I am a writer, story coach and teacher. I hold a Ph.D in American literature and teach writing and literature at University at Albany. I also teach writing and storytelling in prison. As a story coach, I work with both individual storytellers and organizations to guide them in shaping and telling their story. I am the co-founder of Hudson Valley Story Workshops and founder and producer of On The Fly, a monthly Moth-style story slam in Catskill NY and am currently at work on a memoir about raising a special needs daughter.