The historic Erie Canal runs through the town where I live and the essays I write. The lush region of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York is the backdrop where I raised two sons and learned to run, bike and swim – the subject of my latest book, The Distance to Go: Coming to Middle-age via Triathlon.
I hold an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University where I worked with mentors Brenda Miller, Dinah Lenney, and Rebecca McClanahan. I pay the bills as an award-winning technical writer for my own company, The Write Angle, using my BS in Computer Science from SUNY Brockport.
I have published essays in Marathon & Beyond, Literary Mama, and Sport Literate, among others. My athletic resume of the past five years includes many sprint-distance triathlons, two half-Ironman triathlons, a long distance relay around Seneca Lake, and three marathons (setting a personal record at the 2011 ING NYC Marathon).