Hope Walking in a Creek

Hope wading through Panther Creek in Georgia

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, I have lived all over the United States–San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and currently Cincinnati. I hold a B.A. in Literature from Yale University, a M.A. in English from the University of Utah, and a M.A.T. in English from Agnes Scott College.

Before teaching full time, I spent five years in the technology industry as a writer, editor, and project manager. Working in both corporate and client-services environments, I wrote original content for myriad documents, edited client-produced copy, proofed and produced final deliverables, and managed resources on both document development and Web application projects.

In addition to writing and teaching, I enjoy anything that involves going outside and getting dirty, including hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, running, etc. I have completed an extremely technical Outward Bound desert canyoneering course, and right now I’m using all my outdoor muscle to transform our backyard from an overgrown bed of ivy into a functional organic garden.

Growing up in the Episcopal Church ignited in me a lifelong (so far) interest in spirituality and religion. I began practicing yoga in 2001 and in 2006 I journeyed to India to study yoga and meditation with Yogi Vishvketu and Chetana Panwar of the World Conscious Yoga Family in Rishikesh. After completing my training in India, I trained with D’ana Baptiste in Salt Lake City. I have taught everything from beginning yoga to pre-natal yoga to classical Hatha. Although I’m currently not teaching, I continue to practice and am slowly learning about Buddhism.

I am married and have three cats, two dogs, and a 100-year old house. Contact me.