Who I amAspiring Placemaker
At one time, I wanted to be an urban planner. I currently participate part time in local non-profits working on community development and I run r/CitizenPlanners on Reddit.
- I have a Certificate in GIS.
- I'm a few classes short of a BS in Environmental Resource Management with a concentration in Housing.
- I'm interested in the built environment, environmental issues, tech stuff and things where those intersect.
My knowledge of the subject comes from a college class at SFSU called Homelessness and Public Policy, 5.7 years of sleeping in a tent myself and years of writing about the topic. Some of my writing:
- San Diego Homeless Survival Guide (Oldest/has the most material)
- What Helps The Homeless
- Street Life Solutions (Newest/most currently active)
- Pocket Puter
I write about a lot more than just homelessness. I actually run a whole bunch of websites on a wide variety of topics.
I was diagnosed late in life with a genetic disorder. In defiance of all expectations, I've been getting healthier ever since my diagnosis in May 2001, just before my 36th birthday.
- I'm currently drug free. (But I'm not anti drug. Instead, I'm pro health.)
- My condition is managed with diet and lifestyle.
- I'm pretty persistently interested in things like genetic research, gut microbiome and "bio hacking."
I'm a freelance writer, resume editor and webmaster. I do resume work online, usually for very experienced tech professionals who typically know of me through Hacker News. I do most of my writing through a service and I do most of my website work locally in my small town, though I'm open to having that change if you want to hit me up for a project. For Hire.
- I'm a former military wife and homeschooling mom of 2xE kids.
- At one time, I was the Director of Community Life (AKA lead moderator) for The TAG Project (at a time when they were trying to become an officially incorporated non-profit, a goal that was later abandoned).
- In spite of being American, I have been car free for over a decade.
Last Updated June 1, 2020.