If one must define oneself, let it be through the things one loves best. In my case, speaking through the mediums of words, food and music.
WRITER: A communications and marketing strategist, writer and editor since 1999, I currently work for an environmental/transportation non-profit in Washington, D.C., attempting to change the face–and figure–of America through trail, bicycle and pedestrian advocacy and infrastructure. I also freelance for a variety of businesses, and offer pro bono services to causes in which I believe. When not writing for my supper, I write for the joy of it.
BAKER: A 20-week Fundamentals of Pastry Technique course at L’Academie de Cuisine was a delight, and serving as a class assistant for an additional semester solidified my “joy of baking.” I now lovingly make celebration cakes for dear friends and family, though my heart ultimately belongs to simple bread puddings and no-fuss flourless tortes.
MUSIC MAKER: After 15 years of singing and acting (followed by a decade-long break), I took up the mandolin in 2007, determined to finally learn how to play an instrument. My goals are simple: play passably within social circles and make my daughter dance.