About/Bio

I am a fundraiser, a freelance writer and editor, and a yoga teacher. Nothing makes me happier than helping nonprofit organizations raise money. 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 often the person who is asked, “Can you help me organize and clean up this writing?”

In the nonprofit community, writing services include grant research, grant writing, grant management, fundraising appeal letters, donor relations, email blasts, project management, copyediting, and proofreading services.

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 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.

My Jewish friends have a saying, “Tikkun Olam” and the meaning is to repair the world. I’m trying.