I always craved adventure outside of my hometown in East Texas. As an adult, I’ve lived in WI, TX, NJ, and NY…until…
in 2014, my boyfriend and I left NYC to move to Los Angeles and start a new life together. During our 16 months living in SoCal, we had bad fights, soul-sucking tension, but also great moments like visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time, attending a taping of Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show…TWICE! However, L.A. brought out the WORST in us. I loved the beaches & mountains but hated the lack of good Chinese takeout or real pizza, a CONSTANT presence of vapid millennial clichés, lack of any personality, no one dressing well, and horrific traffic. L.A. wore me down and crushed my spirit…yet he LOVED Los Angeles and Hollywood inspired his dreams.
As of JULY 2016, we’re back living in NYC after spending 6 months living 1,500 MILES APART.
No matter how much we fight, we agree the best part of Los Angeles was finding our precious tortoiseshell cat named Puff who has sweet tortitude. Puff currently resides with me, her doting mama. I love her so much I cannot find the words! She is such a good, sweet spirit. My friend Krista said Puff is my animal guide. If so, I am lucky. Puff is so special, loving, and peaceful. I have a Flickr album dedicated to her!
I graduated UW-Milwaukee with a B.A. in English and a focus on Creative Writing and Vocal Performance. As an alto, I was part of the University Choir that performed Brahm’s “Ein Deutsches Requiem”at Carnegie Hall in 1996. UWM blessed me with 2 exceptional professors: David Treuer (short story) and Susan Firer (poetry). In 2008, I was a paid writer and producer at Adforum. I hope to find something comparable again, especially ideal if it involves PR and/or culinary duties. I say that because in 2014, I graduated from a culinary school in Brooklyn. While slaving away as a garde manger intern at Amali, I worked my first culinary job as a chef assistant in a popup kitchen by Penn Station catering lunches at Mealku which now operates as Made.
(Mealku lunches ready for lids then delivery)