I’m from Portland, Oregon, and have subsequently lived on the north Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood (currently), and briefly in Bellingham and Santa Cruz. Other than the West Coast, I spent ten years living between France and Spain, until I felt the urge to return to my home mountain, ocean, and forests, in 2013. I earned a BA in History at UCSC (‘99) and an MFA in Writing from Pacific University (‘15). I also speak/write French and Spanish. Además, soy el actual Conde de Nava de Tajo.