I’m a native Pennsylvanian who grew up in small coal-mining town that doesn’t even exist anymore. I’ve been living in Florida since 2014 and love Orlando. I have an MFA in nonfiction writing from Penn State and have spent most of my professional life in academia as a writing professor, magazine editor, photography director, and director of communications. I am a poet, essayist, and science writer who loves to garden, hike, kayak, cook, do yoga, participate in Renaissance Fairs, and volunteer for clinical trials. I have four fabulous fur babies, all Saint Bernards, and dealing with dog hair. My non-academic jobs include waitress, bartender, housekeeper, and able-bodied seaman. But I have to say that working at Otter PR is the most fun job I’ve ever had!