Raison d'Etre

 My life and my work are synonymous. Over the past twenty-five years, I have traveled the world in the service of poetry, art, creativity, and storytelling.

I teach people how to exhume their buried dreams, trust their creative instincts, and design life on their terms.    


Background Highlights 

• MFA in Poetry from Vermont College

• The Taos Poetry Festival Director

• The Taos Storytelling Festival Director

• The LEAF Festival Poetry Slam-Master

• Founder of Poetry Alive! Theater Company

• Host of Twice 5 Miles Radio - WPVMFM

• The Artist's Way Creativity Camp Director in partnership with Julia Cameron

• Founding member of TEDxNewYork Salon

• Memorized more than 600 poems

• Performed over a two thousand shows 

• Workshop director for clients including: Timex; Duke University; National Council of Teachers of English; PepsiCo; the National University of Ireland, Galway; Ogilvy; Outward Bound, Gettliffe Architecture, Boulder; International Schools of Africa; and LKB Executive Coaching Associates, Paris. 



I recorded this spontaneous two minute video on an early gray Paris morning in November. Notice the scattering of autumn leaves. They reminded me of Ezra Pound's In the Station of the Metro? "The apparition of these faces in the crowd; / Petals on a wet, black bough."