I take responsibility as a narrative nonfiction writer to merge truthful content with formats that hold the readers’ interest.
My English degree led me to marketing and raising funds for 25 years.
I pursued, in 2000, a Masters in Fine Arts degree, with a focus on Social Art. That practice is collaborative, often participatory, and involves people as the medium or material of the work. Words and images play a significant role in its documentation.
In 2007, I co-founded Yonn Ede Lot, a community-based nonprofit organization in Haiti. Our partnership with rural agricultural Haitian associations encouraged leadership and economic growth and became the subject of my book, “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti,” published 2015.
I continued to write about people and their communities, events and policy which impacts them using nonfiction narratives and essays as the primary forms.
In 2020, I joined the staff of The Haitian Times, whose readers are primarily the Haitian diaspora. My writing concentrates on U.S. and U.N. policy relating to Haiti, immigration, economics and healthcare.
Columbia University's Age Boom Academy selected me in 2022 as a fellow to train on issues focused on aging, with an emphasis on caregiving. While I continue to write about aging, I am using that knowledge base to initiate and develop an intentional multi-generational community in Milwaukee, which encourages "positive aging" attributes in all participants.