I grew up on the north coast of Ohio and studied creative writing and photography at Hiram College. I have thru hiked the Appalachian Trail (2013), Continental Divide Trail (2015), Pacific Crest Trail (2016), Haute Route (2017), and Centennial Trail (2018) and received my M.F.A. in creative writing and environment from Iowa State University in 2020.
I write fiction and nonfiction about ecological issues, particularly the ways human animals affect and are affected by the environment: how we see it, move through it, are beholden to it, and the choices it forces us to make.
"Frozen Shores" Footnote: A Literary Journal of History issue 6 (forthcoming) fall 2021
"Tassel Hill" The Hopper issue 6.1 (forthcoming) spring 2021
"Queen Sacrifice" Birdcoat Quarterly issue /5 March 2021
Jen Hirt's Hear Me Ohio Terrain.org March 2021
Dara McAnulty's Diary of a Young Naturalist Sierra January 2021
Matthew Ferrence's Appalachia North Shoreline (Split Rock Reveiw) October 2020
"Backpacking on the Cheap" Sierra March/April 2021: 16
"Gear That Goes the Distance" Sierra November/December 2020: 2-3
"An FKT on Appalachia's Little-Known Sheltowee Trail" Trail Runner October 2014