About/Bio

I am a fundraiser, a freelance writer and editor, and a yoga teacher. By trade, I am a Technical Writer but no one really knows what a technical writer writes and technical writing is a broad field.  So when asked “What do you do?” I say that I am a writer and editor. I write content that educates, informs, or persuades and I write content for the yoga and health and wellness communities. I write blog posts, articles, marketing emails, ebooks, and offer copyediting, and proofreading services.

I am fortunate to serve the nonprofit community by writing grants and fundraising materials that help nonprofit organizations raise more money. In the nonprofit community, my writing services include grant research, grant writing, grant management, fundraising appeal letters for direct mail, donor relations, email blasts, project management, copyediting, and proofreading services. Need something else? Just ask. I’d love to help.

Yoga
I’ve been practicing since 1996 and teaching since 2010.
My classes tend to be small and are made up of those who might not feel comfortable or confident in a yoga studio setting.  My private yoga sessions focus on stress management and working with the parasympathetic nervous system to bring the body and mind into balance and overall health and wellness. I offer yoga for the workplace and teach both mat classes and chair yoga classes.

Background
Technical and Professional Writing, Nonprofit Management, Development, Fundraising, Higher Education, Grant Management, Project Management
I worked on behalf of low-income college students for 20 years, both in higher education and in nonprofit work. I watched as many smart and driven individuals overcame tremendous odds and achieved their academic goals and dreams. Many keep in touch and they continue to inspire me. I am grateful to work with community and state leaders and philanthropists who are committed to making the world a better place.

The academic stuff:  Professional and Technical Writing, M.A.,  Education, B.S., Boardsource Nonprofit Leadership Certifications, Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXIX, and numerous professional development workshops
Yoga: RYT 500, Certified Chair Yoga Instructor (LVCY – RYT 500), member of International Yoga Therapists Association (IAYT) and Yoga Alliance (YA).

I am married, have two grown sons, one lovely daughter-in-law, two funny and amazing grandchildren, one golden retriever, and a few other special bonus people who I lucky enough to call family. I live in Little Rock, Arkansas.