Having been born in Milwaukee, WI, raised in Cookeville, TN, and educated in Gainesville, FL, my accent is all over the place these days. I earned my Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida with my dissertation focusing on American comics and memory studies. In addition, I've taught at the university level for ten years, where I developed an array of courses covering composition, rhetoric, comics, American literature, and much more. Six years ago, I was diagnosed with skin cancer, but thanks to the diligence of my doctors, I have been cancer-free for over five years! Over the past few years, I started making my own comics and visual artwork of which I am a proud capital-A Amateur.
Illustration and comics making have become major hobbies of mine recently. I publish a weekly webcomic, "Out There," on Instagram and Twitter. The complete series is also available under "Creative Work!"
When not drawing, I love hiking and numerous other outdoor activities. I'm currently working on visiting all of the American national parks.
Finally, you can find me in the kitchen learning to bake. I'm currently working on various dessert bread recipes.