I’m a member of Homeboat, a collective of artists, architects, and friends working to make the world ever more inclusive, kind, and playful through creative community engagement. I am a core supporter of Bandhu Gardens, a project centering the talents of Bangladeshi women farmers and cooks in Detroit. I am a friend and collaborator to several organizations, efforts, projects, and people.
I recently participated in Ellipsis Open School, a community-based pedagogical residency situated in the Algarve in Portugal.
Over the summer, Christine Hucal and I put on Golem, a multi-sensory dinner of wild and foraged delights in a garden. Homeboat hosted Beach Blanket Babylon, a three-day summit on peripheral practice in Green River, Utah. In the deepest part of winter, we did some renovation and community programming at the Yes! House in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Earlier in the year, I worked with Blue Sky Center and two stellar local women, Maggie and Susie, to pilot a taco truck in New Cuyama, California.
In 2018, I got to know people and places with Homeboat in Southwest Minnesota, hosted The Changing Times in a one month residency which culminated in a newspaper issue about Detroit, completed a residency at The Sanctuary in Arcata, California, made dinner for thirty writers in a garden for Room Project, and cooked for fifty designers, researchers, organizers, and artists in a very large bubble at SPACE SPACE SPACE.
In 2016, I completed Field Work, a research road trip focused on exploring community food systems and alternative community infrastructure across our great big nation. Along the way, I fell in love with Detroit and moved here.
Before that, I was a UX designer at Google making entertainment apps more useful, beautiful, and accessible to listen to, read, watch, and play for a billion people.
Meanwhile, I started Victory Kitchen, a community resource center focused on accessible shared meals, personal growth through creative expression, and direct community service.
Previously, I worked with nonprofits, NGOs, local businesses, educational institutions, arts organizations, cities, corporations, and bright individuals at Tomorrow Partners.
Before, after, and in between, I’ve done other thingswith design, food, friends, community, classrooms, and more.