I’ve written a few works of fiction. In fact, three of my short stories are right on this website, and my first novel was released in July 2018.

I’ve also written two works of non-fiction, and one of them won a couple of awards. You can read excerpts from them, too.

For me, there’s a great passion to tell the untold stories that drive us, the things that push us to grow and question our world and ourselves. I remain deeply fascinated by the mysterious beauty of being in this world.

I have a deep knowledge of a few esoteric fields of study — integral theory and (adult) developmental psychology. In fact, I work part-time for STAGES International helping them to fine-tune their story (we’ll be launching a new website in late 2019). I’m also well-versed in Buddhism and nondual teachings, and am an ordained Zen priest and sensei.

Yet I’m no arm-chair philosopher or disembodied thinker, but more of a double-fisted intellectual who’s a recognized master (私服) in Northern Kung Fu and runs a small school here in my hometown of Boulder, Colorado.

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to reach out and say hi, or to find me on Facebook.

Trainings, Certifications, Awards

Award-Winning Author: 4 books, 2 fiction and 2 non-fiction. A Heart Blown Open won the Nautilus Award for Silver and was a finalist the Foreword Book-of-the-Year Awards

Award-Winning Copywriter: Reader's Choice Award 2016, JD Supra -- My blogs from Convercent were republished by JD Supra. I was one of 200 writers recognized from among more than 34,000 considered. 

Kung Fu and Qi Gong Master: 3rd generation master (私服) and lineage holder with 25 years of training, in Northern Kung Fu, under Master Jong Hoon Jeon

Ordained Zen Priest and Sensei: Mondo Zen and Integral Zen

Certified Mondo Zen Facilitator: by Junpo Denis Kelly Roshi

Embodiment Teacher: nearly 15 years of teaching energy, intensity, posture, breath, and mindset

Jin Gui “Golden Shield” Qi Gong Practitioner: 4 years training and near completion of the 1st of 3 levels of mastery of this “hard” style of Qi Gong  

Authentic Relating and Men’s work: co-leading a men’s group for the last 11 years

Applied Adult Developmental Psychology: versed in modalities such as Robert Kegan’s Minds at Work program and Terri O’Fallon’s STAGES.

Integral Coaching and Theory: highly versed in the theories of Ken Wilber and their application in day-to-day life

Neurolinguistic Programming: one-year training of intensive, weekly coaching under master coach Mark Michael Lewis 

Somatic-Based Meditation: trained in and worked deeply with Reggie Ray and Dharma Ocean around their somatic-based meditation instruction