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M.F.A. Creative Writing & Literature

Bennington College — Bennington Writing Seminars

M.F.A. Writing/Literature; Creative Nonfiction. January, 2015.

Thesis advisor: Susan Cheever

Advisors: Sven Birkerts; Dinah Lenney; Bernard Cooper.                                                                                                             

Graduate Studies — Non-Matriculated

Rhode Island College

M.A. Coursework:

English 581 – Creative Writing Workshop w/Professor Thomas Cobb; Grade:  A     

English 581 - Creative Writing Workshop w/Professor Karen Boren; Grade:  A

Continuing Studies

Brown University

10 Week Program (in each):

Non-fiction Creative Writing

Art & Craft of Humor Writing

Memoir Writing

Creative Writing WorkshopAdvanced Fiction

Paralegal Certificate 

Adelphi University

B.S. Human Services

University of Rhode Island




Brain, Child Magazine. September 2016. "On Becoming a Freshman." 

The Los Angeles Review of Books, November 2015. Book review. The Ghosts Who Travel With Me: A Literary Pilgrimage Through Brautigan's America, by Allison Green.

Yankee Magazine, September 2015. "Nine Men's Misery."

The Tishman Review, April 2015. Maura Snell, Editor/Publisher.  "Devotion." Pg 12

EcoRI News, April 2015. "Protected Monastery Land No Place for Safety Complex."  

Yankee Magazine, March 2015. "New England Snow Farm."

PANK Magazine, January 2015. Roxane Gay, Editor. "The Bad Wife." 

The Bennington Review, January 2015. "Sea of Unease." December 2010, January 2011.  Assorted articles.

Local Newspaper Publications. (Valley Breeze, Woonsocket Call).


The Notebook #5, Women and Land: A Progressive Journal about Women and Girls with Rural and Small Town Roots. February 2016. Eva Media. Kate Larken, creator; Linda-Michel Cassidy, editor. 

Smokelong Quarterly, February 2016. 

Yankee Magazine. As above.

Lamplighter Magazine, New Jersey alternative music and art publication. October, 2015. Two page spread.

The Tishman Review. As above.

Seeking Its Own Level: an anthology of writings about water.  Featuring Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, Amy Hempel, Jamie Quatro,  Lynne Sharon Schwartz, and more. June 2014. Motes, Publisher. Cover Photos.

Curriculum Development

The Intersection of Photography and Writing (based on graduate lecture).


November 2015:  Nominated by the editors of The Tishman Review for a Pushcart Prize.

September 2015: Open Space: Cumberland's  Protected Land. Original photography accompanied by original writings. One month exhibit, Cumberland Public Library, Cumberland, RI. 

July 2015:  Nominated by the editors of The Tishman Review for Best of the Net Anthology, Sundress Publications.

May 2015 : "The Bad Wife" featured in Paragraph ShortsA digital literary experience bringing the world's best short stories in text, video, and audio.

Work History

Jul 2015Present

Contributing Blogger

Yankee Magazine

New England Legends and Icons blogger. 

Skills: original content provider, SEO, social media, research, writing.

Jul 2014Present

Director of Communications/PR Specialist

Monastery Preservation Alliance

Conservation and Environmental concerns. Website creator, administrator, sole contentprovider, conservationist, activist, volunteer.

 Skills: social media, SEO, content, data management, research, outreach, creative, writing, teamwork, volunteer work, detail oriented. 

Jun 2010Present

Personal Websites

Banks of Noon

Banks of Noon.  Author website.  Creative Nonfiction, poetry, photography.

Suburban Soliloquy. Creative writing/literature/art/music/culture. Fiction, nonfiction, reviews, poetry, and photography. 

Skills: Social media, website building/administration, content provider, management, research, multi-media, creative, detail oriented, organized, sociable, adaptable.


Consultant - Approx. 18 months


Reviewed, analyzed and synthesized lease contracts for relevant and time-sensitive language, as well as for critical detail affecting closings, acquisitions, early closures, payments, Landlord/Tenant rights, etc. Entered critical data into specialized software supporting Property Management and Legal Department. 

Skills: Critical thinking, attention to detail, data management.


Consultant-Commercial Real Estate

Heritage CRE Property Management

Consultant / Commercial Real Estate Lease Advisory Service and Property Management Consulting.  

Skills:  business owner, new ideas, creative, writing, attention to detail, negotiation, compliance, coordination, teamwork, facilitation, attention to detail, doer. Independent and team work. 


Director of Legal Services/Contract Specialist

D'Angelo, Inc

West Bridgewater, MA.  Real Estate Legal Services—Director/Contract Specialist.

Skills: negotiation, acquisition, development, writing, management, organization, database management, record keeping, compliance, coordinator, facilitator, teamwork, attention to detail. 


  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights