I am a retired ecologist with 35 years of experience planning and implementing land conservation and environmental protection in Maine, Tennessee, Hawaii, Samoa, and North Carolina. Since retirement, I have become a professional storyteller whose practice is to tell tall tales and true tales based on my own experiences.
In early 2017, I founded and for three years produced Roadhouse Storytellers® at the renowned Pittsboro, NC Roadhouse until Covid 19 changed the world. During its production, Roadhouse Storytellers® put 55 different storytellers on stage. I was a teller at the 2nd Annual Old North State Storytelling Festival. I am also a regular at the Bynum Front Porch Story Sessions in Bynum, NC. I told three times at the Stone Soup Festival in SC, and I tell at other festivals from time to time. I’ve entered two Monti Story Slams and won them both, coming in third in the 2014 Monti Grand Slam. I’ve told three times at Monti curated events. I also tell as entertainment for non-profit organization events.
We are all made of stories! Stories are what we remember, what we dream of, and how we think of each other. Every story has joy, wisdom, and truth in it. And every story is a whole world. As the author John Crowley said, “with any good story, the further in you go, the bigger it gets.”