I’m a writer, a teacher, a mother and a person of faith.
I teach environmental education at Warren Wilson College in the Swannanoa Valley near Asheville, North Carolina. With my two daughters, Maya and Annie Sky, I live in a 900-square foot campus rental with an expansive view of a herd of sheep, a donkey named Tallulah, and the Appalachian mountains. My students inspire my writing as they integrate academics with community service and work on campus.
I’m grateful my children have grown up watching young people driving tractors on the farm, shelving books in the library, and growing produce in the college garden. Working in community isn’t easy but it’s always real. I’ve written three books, nearly 20 articles for academic journals, and more than 50 essays that explore the intersection of people and places.