My beginnings and inspiration

I have been telling stories, attending storytelling festivals and conferences since 1992. My education has come from Master Storytellers and Writers from across the United States.

I was a public school teacher prior to my storytelling profession.

My formal education includes a Bachelor and Master Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Eastern New Mexico University.  

My greatest teachers in my past have been all my relatives but two stand out from my childhood. My paternal grandmother and father, I did not realize that they were mentoring me for the future.  I hear their voices in many of the stories I have created.

To name a few of my appearances...very few.
Schools & Libraries

Denver City Middle School, TX * Tahoka Elementary, TX * Nelson County Middle School, VA  * Rockfish County Elementary, VA * St Andrews School, TX * Sundown ISD, TX * New Home ISD, TX * Pueblo of Laguna Library, NM * Hopi Day School, AZ * Native American Community Academy, NM * Leadership Prep Academy, Frisco, TX * Grace School, Houston, TX * Baker Ripley Promise Community Schools, Houston, TX   

Festival & Conferences

National Storytelling Conference, KS * Brazos Valley Worldfest, TX * Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference, OK * Spirit of Oklahoma Festival, OK * Texas Storytelling Festival & Conference, TX * WTAMU Storytelling Festival, TX * Four Corners Storytelling Festival, NM * Cheyenne Frontier Days, WY * Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival, CO * Story Camp, CO

Speaker & Lecturer

Amarillo Rotary Club, TX * Bison Days Lubbock Lake Landmark Museum, TX * Taos Society Exhibit Forsyth Museum TAMU, TX * CommUnity, Dept. of Multiculture at TAMU, TX * Thomas C. Donnelly Library, NMHU, Las Vegas, NM * XIT Museum, TX * Spurlock Museum, IL * Saint Stephens UMC Mother/Daughter Banquet, TX * South Plains Community College, Levelland, TX * Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX