WRITER. STORYTELLER. RISK TAKER. CHANGE MAKER.
Stranger than fiction.
By day I’m a writer. By night I grab the nearest mic and tell stranger-than-fiction stories that make audiences laugh and cry, sometimes both at the same time.
Story is a way of connecting. We connect with others, to new ideas and perspectives, and perhaps most importantly, we connect with a deeper part of ourselves. My mission is to give good story.
I've been many things in my past lives: author, graphic designer, publishing professional, bike messenger, marketing magician, meditation instructor.
In addition to working the mic, I’ve always worked behind the scene, as the co-producer of a multi-disciplinary artist’s showcase, featuring work by the San Francisco Bay Area’s most prolific performers and emerging visual artists.
umacreative.com is my commercial writing website. Ghostwriting is my specialty, but I also do marketing communications, PR, and copywriting for select clients.
My personal and creative writing frequently explores dark subjects, but I believe that a good sense of humor is a highly underrated survival skill, and no matter how dark the moment, there’s *always* something to laugh about…or at.
Believe the hype.