University of Arcadia

MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry

  • Thesis: "Influence, Aesthetic, Demographics, and Poetic Style: A Creative MFA Thesis Defense"
  • MFA Portfolio: We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns
  • Successfully Defended Thesis in a Roundtable Defense

Marietta College

BS in Chemistry

BA in Theatre

Minor in Philosophy

Certificate in Creative Writing

The Shaw Academy

Certificate in Digital Marketing (w/ distinction)


Literary Magazines


Marathon, 2013-2015

Guest Editor

Five Quarterly (Summer 2015)

The Rusty Nail (2013)

West Side Poetry Workshop Leader

Cuyahoga County Public Library

June 2014 - Present (monthly)

Experience and Awards

MFA Study Abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Workshops with Edinburgh MSc Professor Jane McKie
  • Public readings at the famed Milne's Bar (Poet's Pub), the Blind Poet, and Growing Underground

Publication History


"The White Birch Grove" Right Hand Pointing, Issue 120, March 2018 (Upcoming)

"The Garrettsville Boardwalk" CCPL NaPoWriMo, April 2018 (Upcoming)

  • This poem originally appeared in the 2015 Hessler Poetry Anthology in May of that year.

"Fluid Motion" Eunoia Review, Jan 2018

"Headwaters Trail" Cartwright Lit Poetry​, March 2016

"Family Practice" Right Hand Pointing, Issue 85, 2015

"Parking Lot Paint" Eunoia Review, 2015

"4 AM" Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, Dec 2014

"State Route 422" Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, Dec 2014

"Nelson Ledges State Park" The Rusty Nail, Issue 20, Sept/Oct 2014

"Brad's Liquor Stop" The Rusty Nail, Issue 20, Sept/Oct 2014

"Breakfast" Maple Axle, 2013


The Arm Catcher and Eye Sighter, Five2One Magazine, 2016 

Flash Fiction

"Living Walls" Crack the Spine, Issue 233, 2018 (Upcoming)


Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen, published by Minotaur's Spotlight

The Morrow Plots by Matthew Gavin Frank, published by The Unsolicited Press

Sample Articles

Internet Marketing

"The Role of Text in Responsive Design" ​Business 2 Community

"6 Social Media Strategies for Engaging Customers" Business 2 Community

"7 Signs Your Website's Content Needs Improvement" Business 2 Community

"The Barter Banter of e-Commerce Branding" ​Content Equals Money

"The Purchase Bubble That is About to Burst" Business 2 Community

"Your Marketing Formulas Will Fail: Finding Flexibility" Business 2 Community

"Even Hot Dog Carts Need Websites Nowadays" Business 2 Community

"3 Digital Automation Practices for Small Businesses" Content Equals Money

"6 Social Media Strategies for Engaging Customers" Meltwater


"This is Why James Bond Was Wrong About Martinis" Taste of Home

"Coffee Maker Roundup: The Pros and Cons of Brewing Methods" ​Taste of Home

"These Are the Very Best Gas Station Foods, Ranked" Reader's Digest


"Voting restrictions an affront to fundamental American values"

"How I learned to find peace, contentment in the suburbs"

"Age of adulthood harder to define these days"