I am a San Francisco Bay Area poet and outdoor educator with roots in the chaparral of southern California. My poems explore and challenge notions of wilderness, with threads on mental health, family, and place-making. I also edit manuscripts and write blogs via Sunlight Editing Services, and I am delighted to be an editor with Elyssar Press. When not freelance writing or editing, I am probably reading or writing for class, as I pursue a MA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. I hope to submit a full-length poetry manuscript to small presses this spring, and I am always interested in creative collaborations.