Spring 2018

Section 5604 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Jan 18 - Feb 22 2018
Class focuses on current events, local, national and global.

MFA in Writing, University of San Francisco, BA in Humanities, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA.



Digital Journal class: In this class we will use Adobe Spark to create online journals with words and images. Some computer experience is necessary, but not much, it's easy and fun. Create a keepsake for yourself and your family which you can share via a link in an email. Students can create a daily journal, document an event, highlight great memories or whatever they want. This class emphasizes fun creativity. Course content will include: getting started with writing prompts, using the software to add words and images, revising, saving and sharing. See an example of a Digital Journal

Discussion group: This class encourages lively discussions, understanding diverse viewpoints, sharing ideas and information with new friends. Possible course discussion topics include: Where do you obtain your news? What about fake news? How to research; climate change, refugees and homelessness, conflicts at home and abroad, technological innovations and scientific discoveries.


My Background: Writer, Digital Storyteller and Instructor 

I've been a Freelance Digital Storyteller since 2008, producing marketing materials for corporate, non-profit and individual clients. I write radio and web stories for KRCB Public Media. I also create videos, edit photos; set up WordPress websites/blogs; create and maintain social media campaigns (MailChimp, Etsy, Facebook, etc.); write and create graphics. 

Teaching Experience: Adjunct Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College Older Adults Program. 8/17 to present. Substitute teacher, K-12, Sonoma County. Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit. 6/17 to present. Photoshop instructor Twin Hills Charter Middle School, Sebastopol, CA, 11/16 to 10/17. Creative Writing Instructor, Healdsburg Senior Center. 8/09-8/10.

I was a Video Editor and Production Manager, at Bravura Films, San Francisco for 15 years, before my husband and I moved to the country and painted our mailbox blue. Bravura Films specialized in corporate marketing videos. I edited video using Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Photoshop; assisted with pre-production planning and scripting; hired crew and talent; tracked budgets and paperwork and supervised post-production. Clients included San Francisco Ballet, Apple Computer, Cisco Systems and Microsoft Corp.

See for writing samples and more info.