I am a poet, outdoor educator, and graduate student with roots in the chaparral of southern California. My poems explore and challenge notions of wilderness, with threads on mental health, family, and placemaking. I am also delighted to be an editor with Elyssar Press. Environmental topics around coexistence, climate change, and the need for a rooted sense of place, exist in much of my work. Most recently, I am learning the art of letterpress with the co-op North Bay Letterpress Arts.