I’ve had a couple different careers, but I’ve always written poetry, even if I just kept it to myself for many years. In 2002, I graduated from Clemson University with a BS in horticulture and a minor in poetry. Later in life, I decided to get my MFA in poetry, which I earned in 2012 from Butler University in Indianapolis. I have worked for a plant nursery, done landscape work for the South Carolina Botanical Garden and for The City of Clemson. I also worked as a floral department manager at a grocery store for 13 years. Currently, I am an adjunct English professor at IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. I also teach classes at the Indiana Writers Center. In addition, I am the founder and editor in chief of The Indianapolis Review. I have two sons and live in Speedway, Indiana, near the famous Indy 500 racetrack.