EDUCATION

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine
M.A. in English, Florida State University
B.A. in English, Mercer University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fort Hays State – Shenyang Normal Joint Program 2019 – 2020
English 101: Composition for EFL students  
English 102: Research Writing for EFL students

Arizona Western College 2018 – 2019
English 101: Personal Narrative and Argument
English 102: Poetry, Song lyrics, and Rap

Fort Hays State – Sias International Joint Program 2017- 2018
English 101: Composition for EFL students
English 102: Research Writing for EFL students

Georgia Gwinnett College 2014-2017
English 102: Poetry, Song lyrics, and Rap
English 101: Personal Narrative and Argument
English 099: Developmental Writing

Central Carolina Technical College 2012-2013
English 102: Research and Social Sciences
English 101: Personal Narrative and Argument
English 101: Argumentative Writing

Midlands Technical College 2007- 2010
English 201: Survey of British Literature 1
English 202: Survey of British Literature 2
English 101: Personal Narrative and Argument I
English 102: English Composition II

Tallahassee Community College 2006-2007
English 101: Personal Narrative and Argument
English 102: Research and Social Sciences

Florida State University 2003-2006
English 101: Personal Narrative
English 102: Research Writing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Poetry Editor, Stonecoast Review; Submissions Editor, Stonecoast Review; Staff Writer, The Las Vegas Guardian Express; Fitness Writer, Demand Media; Staff Journalist, The Cluster; Submissions Editor, The Dulcimer; Guest Editor, Stirring: A Literary Magazine 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2019  Certificate of English Language Education for Adults (CELTA)
2017  M.F.A. Thesis: Crisis Across The Dog-Starred Verse: Tales of Heroism, Horror, and Apocalypse
2013  Certified Online Instructor, Central Carolina Technical College
2006  M.A. Thesis: Videodrome, Trauma, and Terrorism
2003  Pedagogy Workshop
2003  Teaching College English, Guided Study
2000  Summer Intensive In Creative Writing, Jean Valentine, NYU
1999  Poetry Writing Seminar, Louis Simpson, Mercer University
1999  Summer Intensive In Creative Writing, Charles Simic, NYU

HONORS

2017  Student Speaker at Graduation, Stonecoast, Freeport, ME
2016  Ireland Residency, Stonecoast Program, Dingle, Ireland
2013  Mind Gravy Feature Poet, Columbia, SC
2012  Health Coach, American Council on Exercise
2012  Certified Instructor, Crossfit Kettlebell
2011  Southern Fried Spoken Word Festival, Group Competitor, Atlanta, GA
2011  Verseworks Spoken Word Team, Columbia, SC
2011  Certified Trainer, American Council on Exercise
2011  Green Belt, Jeet Kune Do
2010  Blue Belt, Brazilian Jujitsu
2010  Certified Lifeguard, American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard