Welcome to my website. I’m an essayist, storyteller, and photographer. Through words and pictures, I celebrate how human beings are sustained, in body and spirit, by our connection to the rest of this splendid planet.

Road Trip was released by Boreal Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press, in September 2015. Road Trip is a collection of autobiographical essays that explore how identity is shaped by relationships to landscape, family, and community. It won the Washington State Book Award in the category of memoir.

Sanctuary, forthcoming, is an extended rumination on the might and magic of some of this planet’s most powerful natural forces: volcanic activity, flowing water, and pollination. In a series of essays deeply rooted in the history, geography, and ecology of Iceland and North America, I explore the connection between sanctuary and sustainability. How do we find sanctuary? How do we create it? And how do we keep it?