Communication is fun! Posting on Facebook. Writing a blog . Hanging out with friends. It's all about listening and being heard, conversation and connection. Working with people and organizations to fine-tune their messaging muscle is my passion. Well, that and finding and telling compelling stories that stick. OK, there's also my passion for using technology as a tool for creative, engaging storytelling. Fine, there's also monkeys, snapdragons, boxing and pickles.
I've fancied myself a writer since I was able to make scribbles with a crayon, and particularly since winning the Miami Valley's Young Author's Contest in grade school with my stunning debut novel, "The Twixies' Journey to Fantasy Castle," a Smurfs rip-off, and since "self-publishing" (on a dot-matrix printer) a collection of poems in high school titled "101 Ways to Depress Yourself." Growing up the daughter of a military civilian, I've lived in such places as Tehran, Iran; Cairo, Egypt; Grand Canyon, Arizona; and Myrtle Beach, S.C. These days, I live, work and play in in downtown Dayton and feel quite exotic when I venture to the far-off locales of Piqua and Beavercreek. I also am obsessed with the belief that Dayton, Ohio, is the best city on Earth ever. Period. It has been a joy and amazing adventure to help promote the many things that make Dayton original, fun and just plain cool.