solo ART Exhibitions
Logo Design, Contortum Designs Jewelry, 2015
Art Awards And Honors
First Place in the Drawing Category, Clackamas County Fair, 2015
First Place in the Landscape Category, Clackamas County Fair, 2015
First Place in the Drawing Category, Clackamas County Fair, 2016
First Place in the Digital Art Category, Clackamas County Fair, 2016
Colored Pencil Society of America, 2016
Colored Pencil Society of America Portland District Chapter, 2016
Writing Awards and Honors
Honorable Mention for the Joanna Catherine Scott Novel Excerpt Award, 2014
Second Place, Mary Mackey Short Fiction Competition, 2011.
Honorable Mention, Writer’s Journal Write to Win Contest, 2011.
Second Prize in Humor from the Alabama Writers Conclave 2011.
Honorable Mention in Non-Fiction from Willamette Writer’s Kay Snow Competition 2011.
Honorable Mention in Horror Writing from Writer’s Journal 2010
Honorable Mention in Fiction from the Alabama Writers’ Conclave 2010
Honorable Mention for the Rosalie Fleming Memorial Humor Prize, 2009
Honorable Mention for the Joanna Catherine Scott Novel Excerpt Award, 2008
Education & workshops
Drawing, Clackamas Community College Community Education, 2014
Bachelor of Science, Portland State University, 1999
Associate of the Arts, Mount Hood Community College, 1997
Select Magazine Articles
Conditions Matter, Horticulture, Spring 2016
Fox Grape, The Blazing Star, March 2015
Your Indoor Citrus Grove, A Garden Life, March 2014
Red Huckleberry, The Blazing Star, April 2014
Sasee Magazine, January 2014 Hive Mentality,
Year-Round Herbs, BackHome Magazine, December 2013
Why is My Lab Going Bald?, Just Labs, May 2013
Visiting Ecola State Park, Oregon Coast Magazine, November 2012.
Northwest Maritime Museums, Oregon Coast Magazine, November 2012.
Dining in Italy, AAA Midwest Magazine, November 2012
The Wild Horses of Oregon, Northwest Travel , October 2012
, Sasee Magazine, September 2012 My Precious
Easy Freezing, Back Home Magazine, September 2012
Why is My Dog Going Bald?, Animal Wellness Magazine, August 2012
Growing Beneficial Berries, Back Home Magazine, July/August 2012
Deadly Imitators, Back Home Magazine, July/August 2012
Refreshing Mints, American Gardener, May 2012
Oregon’s Scenic Highway 38, Northwest Travel , May 2012
Four Finger Bill, Horizons, March/April 2012.
Home Cheese Making, Back Home Magazine, February 2012.
Native Berries for the Birds, Wild Bird, January 2012
, Sasee Magazine, November 2011 You Want Me to Cook What?
Cascade Head Scenic Area, Northwest Travel , November 2011
Herbal Gifts from the Garden, Back Home Magazine, October 2011
Year-Round Herbs , Herb Companion, March 2011.
Show Your Bike Some Love , Northwest Cyclist, March 2011 .
Northwest Alien Encounters, Northwest Travel , March 2011.
Vancouver’s Markets, Northwest Travel , December 2010.
Oaks Bottom Raptors, Wild Bird, July 2010.
Beneficial Berries , Herb Companion, July 2010.
Herbs to Fight the Bite , Herb Companion, May 2010
The Ritual, Underwired, April 2010
Cerebellar Hypoplasia – Tipsy Kitty, I Love Cats, January 2010.
Winter Cycling Needs, Outdoors NW, November 2009
Tillamook – Land of Many Activities, Oregon Coast Magazine, September 2009. Books
2015 The Voyage: Book Two of The Osteria Chronicles,
, 2014 The Trials of Hercules: Book One of The Osteria Chronicles
2014 Easy Preserving: Simple Ways to Save Your Bounty, Second Edition,
2013 Going Native: Small Steps to a Healthy Garden,
2013 My Garden Journal: A Year of Chores, Dreams, and Observations –
2015) 13th Hour: Tales from Light to Midnight, 2012 (second edition,
2012 Soup for You,
Simply Soft Cheese: Home Cheese Making Made Quick & Easy, 2012 Anthologies
Ash Magazine Issue 2, 2011
Soup of Souls, 2011 – “L’Uomo Cotto”
Pets Across America, 2009 – “Jake – Bargain Basement Security System.”
Garden Life Magazine – Growing Citrus Indoors, 2014
In the Know Traveler –
Conquering Fear at Xunantunich , 2013 EarthSpeak Magazine –
Making Space, 2012 Between 2010 and 2014, I published hundreds of articles on
eHow Fitness, eHow Travel, eHow Home & Garden, eHow Food & Drink, USAToday Travel, LIVESTRONG.com. SF Gate Gardening, National Geographic, Global Post Food, AZ Central Healthy Living, and Opposing Views Science.