Thank you for visiting my website. I am very passionate about the value of stories and have dedicated my life to being the best storyteller I can be. The purpose of this web site is not only to familiarize you with what I do, but to offer you a clearer picture of why I have chosen this career path. My great grandmother told my sister and I stories to make us behave. I hated those stories and I didn’t think too much of my great grandmother. But whenever something came up that caused me to question myself, I would think of her stories and later I was so sorry I didn’t appreciate her. At that time even though I didn’t realize it then,I really was listening. When I became aware of how much of an impact she had on me, she was gone. Well, I hope she has been listening to me share her stories all these years. Now, by telling stories, my aim is to help my listeners validate themselves and not to ever give up on their dreams.
My greatest asset is that I love people. I am a Community Scholar, and Artist as Teacher through the Missouri Folk Arts Program. I’m also an author, speaker, workshop facilitator, and vocalist. My 35 plus years of storytelling has made people laugh, cry, and think! Recognizing I’ve also been trying to build better communities through storytelling, I was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. It was given by the faculty of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and The Board of Curators of the University of Missouri at the May Graduation Ceremony. Dr. Clark Hickman presented this degree to me. I am very grateful. Please feel free to go to the additional pages on this web site. You can like, offer a comment or make suggestions. I would love to hear from you.