Curriculum Vitae

(for those, like me, who love a bullet point)

2001: Became the 4803 person to climb all 46 Adirondack High Peaks

2002: Awarded Eagle Scout Rank with 2nd Silver Palm

2004-2006: Undergraduate SUNY Fredonia, Majors in English, Philosophy. Minor in Anthropology

  • Rockefeller Arts Center Publication Assistant, Managing Editor The Leader, piano accompanist, various scholarships, fencing club, employed punishing application of Art of War to honors program snowball fight
  • Mary Louise White Creative Writing Scholarship

2005-2006: Classical Fencing Club, SUNY Fredonia

2006-2009: MFA Creative Writing at Minnesota State Mankato

  • Community writing classes, Learning Center Tutor, publications assistant Arc of Minnesota SW, summer 2007 with Minnesota Conservation Corps
  • Various minor local publications, book reviews
  • Independent course design for 6 sections of comp, 1 creative writing class

2008: Mankato Free Press Currents Clerk

  • Weddings, funerals, news in brief, article research, call backs
  • Minor layout responsibilities in InDesign

2009: Assistant to the Composition Director, Minnesota State Mankato

  • Mentor new TAs and Instructor
  • Assist with all composition sections course design

2006-2009: Professor of English at Minnesota State Mankato

  • Instructor of record for 5 sections of composition, 3 creative writing classes, 1 literature class

2009-2010: Adjunct Professor of English at Cardinal Stritch University

  • Taught composition and literature
  • Course redesign for “Love and War in the ancient world” a survey of literature class

2009-2015: Regional Manager Game Universe in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Hiring, firing, restructuring stores, opening stores, managing shipping, receiving, inventory, etc
  • Company buyer and event coordinator
  • “Face” of the business for 6 years
  • Took up riding lessons again

2010: Freelance Editor for various indie RPG publications, Arc of Minnesota SW

  • Editing, content notes, indexing in PagePlus
  • Some additional layout and design work

2010-2011: Editor for Minion Games

  • Five Fingered Severance, Manhattan Project, Nile, Venture Forth, Grave Business
  • Playtest team leader for Game of Thrones LCG 2nd Edition

2014: Crowdfunding & Shipping Manager Minion Games and RPGShop.com

  • Managing Kickstarter shipments and fulfillment and marketing materials
  • Organized playtests of games, feedback reports, and local board game events
  • Creation of custom dice products
  • Marketing emails

2017-Present: Licensed Falconer

  • Train for and complete a minimum 2 years of apprenticeship under a master falconer
  • State and Federally licensed General-class falconer
  • Responsible for feeding, care, facilities, maintenance, health and release of wild juvenile raptors permitted under NYS DEC license
  • Understanding an application of raptor veterinary care and field triage
  • Published “1st Year” and “To Be Human” in NYSFA Mews News

2015-present: Owner at Just Games Rochester

  • Top-rated Rochester, New York neighborhood board, card, miniature and role-playing game store.
  • Internationally recognized Wizards of the Coast Premium Store, a flagship retailer of Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons

2016-present: Adjunct Professor of English at St. John Fisher

  • Teach a once-per-two-years class on Writing for Games