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I am a special education teacher, former legal aid lawyer and the author of four books: Images of America–Downtown Ann Arbor (Arcadia/History Press), A History of the People’s Food Co-op Ann Arbor (Edward Brothers/Malloy), Head Over Feet In Love (Soul Mate Publishing), Vanishing Ann Arbor (Arcadia/History Press) and Michigan Beer History (Arcadia/THP).
I’ve written for CraftBeer.com, Hour Detroit, West Suburban Living magazine, Concentrate, Mittenbrew, The Ann, AADL’s Pulp blog, and the Ann Arbor Observer. I’m a frequent public speaker around town, curating HERsay (an all-woman variety show), GROWN FOLKS READING (story time for grownups), DESSERTS BY THE DECADE (historical food presentation, and MAY IT PLEASE THE COURT? (all-lawyer stroytelling show). I have told stories at Ignite, Nerd Nite, Tellabration and Telling Tales Out of School.
I serve as a communications co-coordinator of SCBWI-MI, a member of 12×12, a commissioner for the Recreation Advisory Commission, as a teacher of history for Rec & Ed, as a storyteller in the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild, and a volunteer for the Ann Arbor Film Festival and as a DJ for WCBN. I lead multiple tours around town including History & Hops (beer and history) and tours through Rec & Ed featuring lovely downtown Ann Arbor!