Qualifications & Experience


Master of Fine Arts, English (emphasis in Poetry)
University of California, Irvine

Bachelor of Arts, English
University of California, Irvine

Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts
Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

High School Diploma
Cajon High School, San Bernardino, CA

Professional Writing Experience

Finesse Writing and Editing LLC – President, Writing Consultant, Editor, Freelance Writer

Teaching and Professional Experience

California State University, Northridge – Adjunct Professor

      • Introduction to Creative Writing
      • Developmental Reading
      • Developmental Writing
      • Freshman Composition
      • Intermediate Expository Writing

Mt. San Antonio College – Adjunct Professor

      • Creative Writing – Poetry
      • Developmental Writing
      • Freshman Composition

Chapman University – Adjunct Professor

      • Writing About Literature
      • Freshman Rhetoric

University of California, Irvine – Adjunct Professor (Lecturer) and Teaching Assistant

      • The Art of Writing Poetry
      • Intensive Writing
      • Critical Reading and Rhetoric
      • Argument and Research

University of Redlands – Visiting Adjunct Professor and Guest Lecturer

      • Poetry Workshop II

Non-Instructional Educational Experience

California State University, Northridge – Portfolio evaluation table leader for developmental writing and reading

Prentice Hall – Textbook Reviewer

Educational Testing Service – Subject A Exam Reader for University of California school system

Professional Recognition

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers