It all began with afternoon tea.
I grew up in a small town in Virginia, on a quiet street where neighbors frequently called one another for a cup of sugar or some other small request. As a young kid, I'd willingly go spend my afternoons visiting those same neighbors, many of whom were retired. They'd fix me a cup of tea and hand me a plate full of cookies while I listened wide-eyed to stories from "long ago." The treats were an added bonus, but I was really there for the stories. I loved hearing people talk about the things that made them smile—the memories they wanted to hold onto.
Many years later, when I worked in a newsroom writing stories for a local paper, I found myself sitting across from new faces, hearing new stories. But my role wasn't all that different. I sat there, wide-eyed, asking questions and finding joy in hearing people explore what this story meant to them and their community.
As a multi-passionate creative, I kept finding myself drawn to new professional roles, rom writing and editing, to photography and design. But when I sat down to reflect on my career, my favorite aspects of any job I had held were hearing and, ultimately, sharing stories that connected people.
And that's what's this space it all about.
This is a space to share stories, thoughts, and ideas - just for fun. And I'm incredibly grateful you're here.
I'm a writer by training, a marketer by trade, and a true believer in the power of words. I currently use my unique mix of training and experience as a Product Marketing Manager for a tech company.
When not working, you can find me training for my next half marathon, biking with my kids, or watching the next best crime doc on Netflix.
More About Me
I live in the shenandoah valley of virginia, nestled between two beautiful mountain ranges.
I spent several years developing Brand messaging for businesses and nonprofits. I now focus on product storytelling.
I have a b.a. in english and a master's in writing, rhetoric, and technical communication.
I'm a co-active trained coach and have completed the Playing Big Facilitators Training with Tara Mohr. I love working with other professionals to identify their values and how it affects the work they do.