Artistic Accomplishments over 30 years

2024 – Twenty Twenty Three (9 Song Album – Unreleased)
2023 – Song a day December (Emergent Speed Songwriting)
2022 – Covers Project (Guitar arrangements – ongoing)
2021 – Eschaton Life Book (Poetry, Prose, Graphic Design)
2019 – Mack Ave. Bridge (Photography)
2018 – People’s Atlas of Detroit (Photography, WSU Press) 
2018 – Time Machine (Installation)
2016 – This used to be People (Photography)
2015 – Is it Time, Yet (Prose, Graphic Design)
2014 – Development & Surveillance Porn (Prose, Videography) 
2013 – T6 (Videography, Poetry)
2013 – Detroit Capetown (Graphic Design, Cartography)
2012 – Places I’ve Lived (Graphic Design, Cartography)
2010 – Detroit Green Dome (Installation)
2009 – Power Symbols for Personal Growth (Publication)
2004 – Detroit Promethean Society (Performance)
1999 – Mandatory Abortion (Performance, Media Hack) 
1998 – Hipgnosis Meditation (Performance)
1996 – The Death of Bloom (6 Song Album) 
1995 – Free Revolution (Sound Collage)
1993 – Detroit Area Deprogramming Alliance (Zine)

Work Samples

Professional Skills: 

Public Education and communications as organizing, positioning accessible media tools as means of developing community power for better outcomes for Black Detroiters. Successful media engagement with local-Detroit, State and National media outlets, organizing and supporting resident led press conferences and gatherings.

Technical Skills:

10 years of active work in solidarity-centered community engagement with Detroiters directly impacted by bad public policy with an anti-racist framework. Providing expert communications skills within Adobe Creative Suite applications: PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign and in social media along with skills in copy writing, journalism, videography, media editing and web design and development.


Irene’s Myomassology Institute, Southfield, MI
Massage Therapy/Myomassology 2004
Successfully completed 600+ Hour Massage Program. Returned as an Apprentice the following year and was employed by the school as a Hands-On Instructor in 2006.  

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Bachelor of Arts in English 1999
Awarded the Thelma Louise Kellogg Scholarship for scholastic achievement in the English Department. President of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society.


Detroit People’s Platform
Public Education and Media Manager, Detroit, MI
June 2013 to Present

• Narrative development, synthesis of communications between issues and community organizations.   
• Development of public education tools, communications campaigns, and social media content including the People’s Platform NEWSpapers, One Sheets, and promotional projects.
• Strategic media engagement, support of residents in engaging media and content creation.
• Management and maintenance of communications infrastructure

Detroit Communicator
Freelance Communications, Detroit, MI
July 2007 to July 2016

• Organizing communications for grassroots and service organizations including the Detroit Food Justice Task Force, Uprooting Racism Planting Justice, Building Movement Detroit, Detroit People’s Platform, the North End Woodward Community Coalition, Greater Woodward CDC, People’s Kitchen Detroit and Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management.  
• The design, coordination and co-facilitation of respectful citywide community engagement, education and outreach programs and events. 
• The Development of multifaceted community outreach campaigns that include websites, social networking, video and other online strategies in conjunction with “on the ground” and accessible print media including newspapers, “zine-style” publications, flyers and info-graphics and op/ed columns published in the Michigan Citizen.

Work Samples