About me


I moved with my husband to Alaska in 2005. My professional life has had many chapters: ballet dancer, theatre director, arts administrator, advertising professional, hospital program manager and now I have ventured back to venue management. Through each chapter, story telling has been my through line. My personal life is my greatest light – I’m blessed to be a mother of two delightful humans and sharing this life of adventure with my husband and best friend.

I ebb and flow with my creative output. Not for lack to desire, but a number of things that I seem to allow to create resistance. As Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art, has said, you need to “put your ass where your heart wants to be.” Well, Once Upon Alaska, is one way I’m doing that. Here we go.

About the author of Sumner’s Stories

SumnerStoryThe witty, imaginative creator of Sumner’s Stories is joining Once Upon Alaska! This young writer dreams of becoming a professional author. I’m particularly excited to promote and support her efforts, because she is not only talented and inspiring – she’s my wonderful daughter!

Authors that have sparked her love of stories: J.K. Rowling, Erin Hunter (group), Tui T. Sutherland, Judy Blume, Rick Riordan, Jeff Kinney, Nancy Yi Fan