I graduated from Calvin College with majors in English and Spanish. I returned to school for child development and later opened Little Smiles Daycare, where I am owner and director. I am a mother of three, a professional opera singer with Opera Grand Rapids, and a writer. My poems have been published in Ascent, Poetry Harbor, The Storyteller, The Awakenings Review, Waterways, PKA’s Advocate, Devo’zine, Ancient Paths, Mindprints, Haibun Today, Conceit Magazine, FreeXpresSion, and Flint Hills Review. My children’s book series Fiona the Frog and Friends is in production with Sunstone Press. My children’s book Warrior Princess has been accepted by Black Rose Publishing and will be released in July of 2019. My agent, Paul Levine is representing my memoir, Somebody’s Person.