Originally from Utah, I am currently living in Nevada. I served in the army from 1988-1992, eventually graduating from Southern Utah University for my undergraduate work in History, and UNR for my graduate work in Literacy Studies. I teach English, History, and remedial reading. My first chapbook, Four Way Stop, was published by Main-Traveled Roads in 2005. My second chapbook, Gathering up the Scattered Leaves, was released from Foothills Publishing in 2006. Next, Working in the Birdhouse, was released from Foothills in 2008. My first full Length book, Town for the Trees, was released in 2011. In 2012, my most recent chapbook, Friday in the Republic of Me was issued. In 2013, my second full length book of poetry, Hobble Creek Almanac was released from Aldrich Press. In early 2014, my third full length poetry collection, Sailing This Nameless Ship was released from BlazeVOX. The manuscript was published with the assistance of a 2014 Jackpot Grant from the Nevada Arts Council. My fourth full length collection, Lake of Fire (Aldrich Press, 2015) is a culmination of my live in the deserts of North-east Nevada. A fifth collection of poetry, All the Brilliant Ideas I’ve Ever Had, is forthcoming from Foothills Publishing. I have also received an honorable mention in the Nevada Arts Council Artist Grants Program for the 2007-2008 year.