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Freelance Writer

About Me

A freelance writer with a Master's in Forensic Psychology from Walden University, I focus on Law, True Crime, and Mental Health.  With past experience working with the police, I bring an insider's knowledge to true crime and law content.  I'm also a huge advocate for mental health and believe that education is the first step towards understanding and removing the bias against it.  With 10+ years of writing experience, I'm well experienced with researching and writing the perfect article for the project.

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Haunts and Hideaways

The subject matter of this blog is specifically geared to provide information about travel locations and various tidbits of information related to travel. However, it will be viewed through the lens of mythology, folklore, history, and local customs and culture rather than based entirely around attractions or amenities. Those elements will of course be present, but they are not the primary focus for the majority of the posts we will be making on this blog.


Cluster A-Paranoid Personality Disorder

Paranoid personality disorder can cause people to feel attacked from all sides, making life and relationship seem impossible to maintain. But what exactly is this disorder and how do you know if you or a loved one may be suffering from it?


Strange and Unusual Behavior: An Introduction to Personality Disorders

Personality disorders affect every aspect of a person’s life, from their relationships, to the way they behave, and even the way they perceive the world. With this first part of an on going look into various disorders, I dive into the group of disorders that affect the very core of the self, personality disorders


Degrees of Murder

Some legal terms can be really confusing whether you're studying it or just watching true crime shows. For those who don't understand the difference between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree murder, here's an easy guide


Disorganized vs Organized Killers

We often hear the terms “disorganized” or “organized” killer in modern day crime shows and new reports. But what exactly do these mean


What is Profiling?

Profiling has captured the attention of the public through movies, books, and television shows. But what exactly is it?


Scrivener Review

A great app for someone who loves writing, whether professionally or personally, Scrivener has changed how I write.


Vampires Among Us: The Sacramento Vampire

In 1978 Sacramento was turned upside down by a series of brutal murders. Scenes that seemed straight out of a horror movie made themselves all too real in the suburbs of every day life. As police raced to catch the person responsible, the media dubbed him the Sacramento Vampire


Mental Health Tips for Productivity

With the pandemic hitting its second year only adding to the stressors of normal life, caring for your mental health is more important than ever. Over the years I've found these tips to be invaluable to stay on top of day to day life.


Busted: The Case of John List

The case of John List is a fascinating one, from the brutal murder of his entire family to the eighteen year man hunt that ended with the help of a skilled artist and America's Most Wanted.


5 Tips to Help Productivity

In a world filled with fast paced work and high expectations, it can be hard to be as productive as you want. While working on my own blog posts and personal writing around a full time job, I've figured out various tips and tricks to help and wanted to share them to help motivate others.


Cluster A: Schizoid Personality Disorder

People who suffer from Schizoid personality disorder can have difficulty forming relationships, often feeling disconnected from life. Like all cluster A personality disorders it's characterized by strange or eccentric behaviors. Here's a breakdown of the symptoms and some treatments.


Cluster A: Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Characterized by feeling separated from others & drawing connections from unconnected events, STPD can be seen as unusual by others.


From Twinkies to Murder: The Harvey Milk Murder

A sweet treat or the reason for a deadly crime? The dark story behind the sweet defense.


Cluster B: Antisocial Personality Disorder

As one of the most stigmatized disorders, Antisocial Personality Disorder has constantly be shed in a bad light. Education and understanding are the first steps towards change.


Cluster B: Borderline Personality Disorder

An intense fear of abandonment and a shattered sense of self are all hallmarks of BPD, which has been heavily stigmatized over the years.


Turning the Light Low: Gaslighting

A common form of emotional abuse, gaslighting can be hard to recognize as it causes the victim to question their own reality.


Cluster B: Histrionic Personality Disorder

Craving attention & wanting to be the center of attention, people with Histrionic Personality Disorder often use seduction to gain this attention.


Cluster C: Avoidant Personality Disorder

People who suffer from AvPD shut themself off from the world for fear of rejection, leading to feelings of loneliness and inadequacy.



One of the many tools in the abuser's playbook, Hoovering draws a victim back into the cycle of abuse.


Cluster C: Dependent Personality Disroder

For people with Dependent Personality Disorder, even simple decisions can seem impossible without another's guidance.


Four of a Kind: The Four Subtypes of BPD

Due to the wide range of symptom combinations someone with BPD can have, it can appear different in everyone. Here are four main subtypes.


Masking in BPD

A defense mechanism against abandonment, masking often leaves people with BPD disconnected from who they really are.



Medical Records Specialist

Organizing intake for medical records requests through both mail and fax. Entering requests from doctors, lawyers, patients, and government agencies into the computers Maintaining HIPPA confidentiality when dealing with patient records.

Company: Patient First - Richmond, VA

I worked there from 9/2020 until now

Patient Satisfaction Specialist

Answering phone calls from the general public and assisting with inquires related to billing Maintaining HIPPA confidentiality when addressing accounts. Addressing and correcting errors in billing on accounts. Update and maintain company records.

Company: Patient First - Richmond, VA

I worked there from 10/2019 until 9/2020

Sales Representative

Complete extensive training in sales and new computer systems. Provide basic technical assistance for Windows computers and for the company system. Perform sales calls to teachers of all grades in schools across the country to sell travel programs for their students. Update and maintain company records.

Company: WorldStrides - Richmond, VA

I worked there from 7/2019 until 10/2019

Communications Officer

Operation as a 911 Dispatcher for the Henrico Country Police department

Company: Henrico County - Henrico, VA

I worked there from 2/2017 until 6/2019

Police Recruit

Participate in physical and mental training to become a police officer. Learn Virginia and national law codes and how to apply them as a police officer.

Company: Henrico County - Henrico, VA

I worked there from 6/2016 until 11/2016

Community Policing Intern

Organize and maintain files involving domestic violence cases. Manage resources to verify that information is properly available to domestic violence victims.

Company: Henrico County - Henrico, VA

I worked there from 6/2015 until 8/2015

Sheriff's Office Intern

Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals. Organize medical paperwork related to inmate records.

Company: Chesterfield County - Chesterfield, VA

I worked there from 6/2014 until 8/2014

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