wordsmith | creative muse | whole systems thinker
I’m a writer and content integration wizard living in San Francisco, with roots in Germany. My personal work has appeared in major national and international publications, but I’m also very passionate about helping others find their voice and bring their ideas to fruition — verbally, visually, or both.
My integrative approach to writing and design comes from my experiences as a storyteller, creative collaborator, and whole systems thinker. I have co-written and recorded five musical records with Chemystry Set, including Dancing on the Brink of the World, a multimedia book/CD combining short stories, music, and art. As a member of non-profit Ecocity Builders‘ communications team and the International Ecocity Framework & Standards core advisory committee, I’m intimately involved in the advancement of ecologically healthy cities. The English/German translator in me appreciates a linguistic puzzle as much as the astrological consultant delights in the cosmic puzzle.
When I’m not bouncing around my Mission neighborhood looking for tasty street food and photographing random acts of creativity, I can be found scheming new ways of simplifying life with my partner Deb or ruminating from the spaces between soil and soul on my blog, A World of Words.
Whatever the medium, I believe that when you focus on what’s important deep down, the message is the message.