I grew up somewhere between the Four Lands and Hyrule, at some point between the Lion War and the founding of Shinra Inc. Most people just call it Washington.
One sunny day on a family trip to Oregon, my mother and I stumbled across a little indie bookstore. There I found a display of beautiful hardbound books, but to my dismay they were all empty. Oh, I get it, thought my eleven-year-old self. These are for writing books in. And then I wrote and illustrated my first book.
It has never been published and rarely sees the light outside of its storage box in my closet, but it has had a profound impact on my life. Around that time I also discovered another gateway into imaginary worlds: Final Fantasy II (also known as Final Fantasy VI by the slightly cooler nerdy kids) was my first venture into the land of interactive storytelling. I fell in love with the composition of music, writing, world building, and exploration. My child-self never imagined what would come to be in the following decades.
I have explored a number of career paths, but I always gravitated back to writing in some fashion. When I began editing the Blood Moon Saga, I knew that this was it. This is how I want to spend my time on Earth.
I am third generation Norwegian-American
I spent 10 days on a silent Vipassana meditation retreat
I usually play as DPS or healer
Diverse, three-dimensional characters
Telling instead of showing
I am seeking a position that allows me to combine my keen attention to detail with my passion for rhetorical devices and storytelling. I put forth my best effort in everything I do because I love the satisfaction of a job well done and fostering growth within myself and my team.
I am an independent learner and self-starter who can multi-task and compartmentalize. I can articulate complicated issues in laymen’s terms for effective communication and strategize when obstacles arise. My qualifications, strengths, and experiences include:
• Edit and proofread for grammatical errors, consistency of voice and style, continuity, context, flow, and use of rhetorical conventions.
• Develop and implement tailored game testing methods.
• Manage teams, break down tasks and delegate, ensure that every member is able to contribute in meaningful ways.
• Growth mindset: no matter how long I have been practicing something, there is always more to learn, explore, and develop.
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
Washington State University
Graduated Dec 2015
Certificate in Editing
University of Washington
Expected in 2020
• Writing Portfolio: Pass with Distinction
Game Tester / Text Check
Aerotek / Nintendo
Jan 2019 to present
Licensed Massage Therapist
Lake Washington Wellness
July 2017 to Jan 2019
Sept 2011 to May 2015
Artist Accepting Commissions in Exchange for Donations
English Instructor’s Aide
El Centro de la Raza
Hunter and Apprentice
Rin and Dram are just two hunters trying to make it in a cynical, magic-ridden world.
Alan is a teenager about to age out of the foster care system and, unable to cope with his reality, escapes into his dreams.
Everyone has a unique monster that only they can see and hear.