I moved to Costa Rica in 2008. Sure, I wanted to learn to surf, but I was also seeking a new adventure professionally. I considered running a jungle yoga studio overlooking the Pacific, but instead found writing. Upon my return to the southwest, the Local iQ magazine hired me as an associate editor based on a few clips from a bilingual newspaper (and our 20-year friendship.)
After writing and editing for Local iQ for a couple of years while also freelance writing for local culture magazines (see my clips for ABQ Arts & Entertainment, New Mexico Kids! Magazine, and Indian Country Today), I landed an editorial position with Bella Media in Santa Fe who produces the 40-year-old Santa Fean magazine, Su Casa, and a weekly entertainment magazine called NOW. After a year there, I’ve returned to freelancing and am actively seeking writing and editing opportunities with local and national magazines and welcome any networking connections and suggestions.
My favorite things to write about include people of all stripes, the outdoors, books, art, travel, my dog and really anything a little bit intriguing.
Designing and Teaching
I am currently a graphic design contractor for various small businesses and individuals, with an emphasis on print production. I taught graphic design, typography, advertising and publication design, and Adobe software among other classes at UNM Continuing Education and the Southwest University of Visual Arts, formerly the Art Center Design College, in Albuquerque.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The custom banners on my home page were illustrated by the super talented Olive Primo Design + Illustration (©2014). The photo on this page is courtesy of photog extraordinaire Stacey Adams Photo (©2014).