Welcome to my website. I am the founder and retired executive producer of Odyssey Storytelling, a popular monthly community storytelling series in Tucson, Arizona.
I taught myself how to produce, write, perform, do marketing, find and mentor storytellers, hold a rehearsal, make and maintain websites and emcee all in the first six weeks.
Over the last fourteen years, I have taught many workshops and classes and coached hundreds of everyday community members to share their personal stories on the Odyssey stage.
Things have evolved into a smooth running structure thanks to a staff of one and a crew of amazing volunteers that keep the organization vital and the stories flowing so that I had time to write a book, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events.
My creative time is divided between teaching storytelling workshops and writing. Two of my stories were published in anthologies this fall, Best of FST! 2017, Female Storytellers Anthology Volume 1 and Inside and Out: Women’s Truths, Women’s Stories. My present project is a novel of linked short stories.
In addition to my career as the “Odyssey Lady,” I have been a weaver, mixed media artist, and social worker. Now I am a community activist, citizen folklorist, restorer of Navajo rugs and a writer.