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education & teaching


  • El Camino Junior College, Torrance California. Psychology.

  • Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica California. Chemistry.

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles California. BA in Psychology/Comparative Psychology specializing in the study of non-verbal communication across species. Minor in Philosophy.

  • University of Washington, Seattle Washington. Writing the Screenplay; Program headed by Academy Award winning writer Stewart Stern.

  • University of Nebraska, Omaha Nebraska. Master of Fine Arts in Writing.



  • Video Production, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Washington. 1995- 1997.

  • Screenwriting, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Washington. 2002- 2005.

  • Literary Writing, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Washington. 1997- 2008.

  • Writing workshops throughout Pacific Northwest. 1996-2002.

  • Writer's Group host. 2008 to 2018.

  • Lecturer, University of Nebraska post-graduate MFA program in Writing.

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