about me

Read about the things I've done, then extrapolate what I will eventually do.

Publication History


    "We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns" - Unsolicited Press (April 2019)


    "The Funeral" Eunoia Review, December 2020 [Pending]

    "Warning Shot" Eunoia Review, December 2020 [Pending]

    "Dollar General" Eunoia Review, December 2020 [Pending]

    "Someone Filled My Toy Chest with Junk" West Side Poetry Workshop Anthology, Fall 2019

    "A Long, Brief Love Poem" West Side Poetry Workshop Anthology, Fall 2019

    "Family Practice" 2018 Hessler Poetry Anthology, May 2018

    "What I Pursue on Walks" The Common Ground Review, Spring/Summer 2018                                  

     Republication: "The Garrettsville Boardwalk" CCPL Read & Write Spotlight, April 2018      

    "The White Birch Grove" Right Hand Pointing, Issue 120, March 2018                                 

    "Richard's Remains" West Side Poetry Workshop Anthology, Spring 2018                                  

    "The Body" West Side Poetry Workshop Anthology, Spring 2018                                              

    "Fluid Motion" Eunoia Review, Jan 2018    

    "Headwaters Trail" Cartwright Lit Poetry, March 2016

    “The Garrettsville Boardwalk” 2015 Hessler Poetry Anthology,  May 2015

    “Parking Lot Paint” Eunoia Review, May 2015

    “Family Practice” Right Hand Pointing, Issue 85, April 2015

    "4 AM" Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, Dec 2014

    "State Route 422" Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, Dec 2014

    "Nelson Ledges State Park" The Rusty Nail, Issue 20, Sept/Oct 2014

    "Brad's Liquor Stop" The Rusty Nail, Issue 20, Sept/Oct 2014

    "Breakfast" Maple Axle, 2013

         Short Fiction

    "Living Walls" Crack the Spine, Issue 233, 2018      

    "The Arm Catcher and Eye Sighter" Five2One Magazine, Issue No. 14, 2016

         Book Reviews

    "Black Aperture" by Matt Rasmussen, published at Minotaur's Spotlight, June 2015

    "The Morrow Plots" by Matthew Gavin Frank, published at The Unsolicited Press, April 2015




    Marietta College (2010) - BS Chemistry, BA Theatre, writing certificate, philosophy minor

    Arcadia University (2017) - MFA in Creative Writing, poetry focus


         Work History


    Freelance Writer (2013 - Present)

    Adjunct English Faculty (2018 - Present) - Washington State Community College

      •  Technical Writing

      •  Introduction to Film
      •  Comp I

    Store Manager (2013 - 2014) - Western Reserve Farming Coop

    Chemist (2010 - 2013) - Sherwin Williams


         Professional Certifications


    (2018) Independent Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)

    (2016) Diploma in Digital Marketing (with Distinction) - Shaw Academy

    (2011 - 2013) Corporate Kent State certifications in:

      •  Technical Writing I

      •  Technical Writing II

      •  Project Management

      •  Innovation Training

      •  Problem Solving

      •  Communication and Interpersonal Skills


      •  Willard Award for Best One Act, for the play "Garment Baggage" (2019)

      •  Red Ribbon Residency Award for Poetry (2010)

                Prize Included 2 Week Residency at the Wellspring House in Ashfield, MA

      •  Emerson Award for Best Poetry (2010)


      •  Ohio Poetry Association (2016 - Present)
      •  Philanthropy Chair for Young Professionals of Parma, a community nonprofit organization (2016 - Present)

         In the Media / Past Events

      •  "Library hosts poetry boot camp" - Cleveland.com

              - List of PBC Seminars
      •  Art on Madison, Featured Poet Jeremy Jusek (hosted by John Burroughs)

    jeremy jusek: an environmental medium

    I am currently working on a project called "50 States of Distress", which is an ongoing attempt to document the major, but not exhaustive, environmental concerns of all fifty states. Climate change is the greatest existential threat to humanity to date, and it is important we do what we can to combat the crisis.

    Please visit my Medium account — all of my articles are environmentally focused: