I am a writer, editor, environmental educator, and composter who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By day I work full-time as a technical editor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' County Geologic Atlas Program. Independently, I own and operate Green Noise LLC, an environmental education company that sells living organisms for composting and decomposition studies. Having previously worked for the Department of Agriculture as an insect biological control specialist and greenhouse manager, my current research interests include urban agriculture, urban biodiversity, organic pest management, and native pollinators. I also teach on a part-time occasional basis for the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate, Capella University, and the U.S. Naval War College's Writing Center.
I am passionate about English, Literature, Poetry, Language, and Reading. I also like earth and space science, as well as anatomy and biology. I love hiking, origami, and traveling. More than anything I like to spend time reading or playing with my dog, Brekean. I like to think of teaching and tutoring as a partnership built between the educator and the student: we both have to come prepared with questions and an open mind to get the most out of our time together. I like hands-on learning, and the benefit of immediately applying newly learned skills. I've learned more from being wrong or making mistakes during the learning process than I have from getting it right the first time, which has taught me to value perseverance and creativity.