My Story

I live and write in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley and draw inspiration from my work as a hospice harpist and choral accompanist and from a life filled with the practice of paying attention.


On any given day, you might find me running to a rehearsal, writing on my patio at the edge of the woods, or catching up with my young adult daughters in a late-night conversation. 

My poetry collection, The Breath Between, was released in May 2019.


My latest work in progress is a memoir about the sabbatical year my family spent at sea but there are seeds of a new poetry collection gathering as well. 


I am a Certified Music Practitioner and available for therapeutic music sessions for those who are ill or nearing the end of their life. If you’re interested in learning more, you can contact me at


I manage all this thanks to my extraordinarily supportive partner, Bryan, and a consistently casual attitude toward housekeeping. I’d much rather connect with you than do whatever is on my list today. Click over to the contact page and drop me a line!

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