Why Spot?




B.A., Fine Arts, Indiana University, 1983
M.A., Journalism, Indiana University, 2002


PC/Windows 95/98/2000/XP, Mac/OS 8, Adobe Acrobat, PageMaker, Photoshop, Premiere, Cool Edit Pro, Copernic 2001, HTML, Internet Explorer, Macromedia Dreamweaver, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Word, Netscape Navigator, Paint Shop Pro, Textpad


Freelance Writing/Photography/Teaching/DTP/Website Development
1983 - present

Freelance work involving writing, photography, desktop publishing, newsletter production, website development and teaching those skills to youth. Click on Writing, Photography, Websites and Arts Education links for projects and clients.

VSA arts of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN 1997 - present
Master Artist/Arts-in-Education Residencies.

Arts educator teaching writing, photography, visual and computer art to at-risk youth and children with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

NUVO Newsweekly, Indianapolis, IN 1993 - 2001
Freelance Writer/Photographer

Contributing writer and photographer for StreetTalk and the Arts & Entertainment section. Clips available upon request.



Society of Professional Journalists, "Lost Footing" Best Feature, 1993

Arts Indiana Postcard Competition Winner 1996, 1994, 1993; Merit Awards 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1989, 1988


• K9 Search Specialist, Indiana Task Force 1 (FEMA) and INTF1 Canine Urban Response Team

• Horticulture Board, Indiana Juvenile Correctional Facility

• Capital City Garden Project

Delta Society Pet Partners Program

Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline (ARPH)


Why Spot? Why Not?

Anyone who knows me personally understands why. All of my kids have four legs and fur. (Except for the birds, fish and ducks.)

I'm a realist: I can't make a living working dogs*, but I can make a living writing.

See Spot Write is the self-delusional way that I combine both. :-)

"Spot" is a morph of Grace and Nunzi, two of my dogs.

My volunteer hours are spent in animal therapy work and K9 search and rescue with the Indiana Task Force 1 (FEMA).

*although my company, Geese Wranglers LLC, is a great spring-fall gig....


Favorite Links

Delta Society

Plant a Row for the Hungry

The Drudge Report

Nessie Live on the Net (Loch Ness Monster)

Pointless Games