Short / Sweet
Back in the day, a couple of years after my birth in Minnesota, someone took this photo of me. I'm in the backseat of a maroon Dodge Caravan. You can see my most favorite-est blanket to my right. My hands look a little slimy and I am holding something between my fingers. However, the 'something' is transparent; I can't think of what it could be.
Eventually, I got behind the wheel and traveled to Wisconsin for college, then Colorado and Washington, D.C. for work, then Hawaii for fun, back to Minnesota where I fell in love. That love and I moved to Amsterdam in January of 2020, which is where we currently reside with our two cats, Üni and Otto.
I am the author of Karma, a Love Story, a co-editor and contributor to Book of Admiration, some of my fictions and essays live on the internet, and I am currently working on a book featuring magnets and robots, as well as a digital interactive chapbook.
Currently, my work is focused on web design and development. You can learn more about that at Hafi Design.
Fun Facts →
I play the viola, cello, and bass cello (very badly) and am learning how to play the ukulele.
I'm fluent in English and American Sign Language, and have a toddler's grasp of Dutch.
Wow, I love reading. You can read about my 2020 book list here. Want a book recommendation? Send me your likes / dislikes and I'll email you some gems.
The first time I flew in an airplane, I jumped out of it. I was 22. Related: I highly recommend sky-diving. A thrill!
Growing up, I wanted to either be an environmental journalist, astronomer, or astronaut.
Once, I rode my bike across the country to practice yoga with a bunch of Americans and compiled my travels in Karma, A Love Story.
I love whales. LOVE them.
I used to run marathon distances for fun.
I've fallen off of a few horses, metaphorically and literally.
Relevant Certs, Etc.
BS, Clinical Sports Massage
200-hr YTT, Shambhava Yoga Konalani Ashram, further study with Noah Maze + Jules Mitchell
Mixed Media Animation