Studied for 8 years at Writer’s Studio in New York City, with Phillip Schultz, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry. Co-writer and co-producer of "La Natividad", with in the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater and El Mercado Central, 2006-2009, 2012, 2014, and promoter of "A Taste of Phillips" Art Show 2008-2014. Creative writing teacher at St. Paul's Home for Seniors, Andersen United School and Waite House. Mosaics instructor at Austin, MN Art Festival and St. Paul Lutheran's Semilla Community Arts Program. Editor of The Phoenix of Phillips, a literary magazine by and for the Phillips neighborhood in south Minneapolis.