Welcome to my writing portfolio! Whether you’re here because you’re interested in working with me, you read something I wrote, or you’re just poking around, I’m happy to have you here. Look below for a little bit more information about me, or use the navigation bar to read samples of my writing, learn about my work on organic farms, or get in touch with me.
As soon as I was able to hold a pen I was a writer. I grew up on a conventional farm in Mitchellville, Iowa. As a kid I spent most of my time reading and writing in my room, but I also spent a lot of time messing around outdoors. My love of writing and nature led me to the University of Iowa, where I got my BA in English in 2012 and became a passionate environmental activist.
My interest in environmental and women’s rights pushed me into the nonprofit sector. While in college I volunteered and worked for organizations like Iowa Public Radio, Local Foods Connection, and the University of Iowa Libraries. I also received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and a Certificate in Fundraising & Philanthropy. I pursued many paths in college, but every path I tried led me back to writing, the environment, and women’s rights.
Upon graduation I accepted a position as a Philanthropy Coordinator at The Nature Conservancy of Iowa. It was here that I built my knowledge of ecology and decided I didn’t want to spend my life sitting behind a computer. I left the organization after two amazing years to complete an internship through the Women, Food, and Agriculture Network at Rolling Acres Farm in Atlantic, Iowa. Since that internship I’ve gone on to work on other sustainable farms and build my writing portfolio.
I live as a full-time freelance writer, organic farmer, and world traveler. I know that it is only through drive, passion, hard work, and a lot of elbow grease that we accomplish our goals and make the world a better place.