It all started…

a wee bit ago. I’ve always had somewhat of an independent and adventuresome spirit. My life is a reflection of that.

Years ago, I was a senior manager at the University of California in San Francisco overseeing clinical training and patient care programs for those who were impoverished, homeless, facing life-threatening illnesses and with various mental health and addiction issues.

For the past twenty years, I have been self-employed. For much of that time, I juggled the demands of running my own management and organizational consultancy with those of being a livestock and poultry rancher. As time went on, I let go of my consultancy to be a full-time rancher and freelance writer and editor.

And then the winds were shifting again. After decades of calling California my home, I uprooted myself. In the spirit of reverse migration, I headed east to North Carolina for my next adventure.

I have a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA).

I am formally trained in the Chicago Manual of Style, the Modern Language Association (MLA), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Associated Press (AP) writing and editing guidelines.

When I’m not working, I’m tending to my sheep and chickens, cooking and reading. I share my life with two willful cats and some amazing ranch dogs.