Troy is a local dentist at Redding Family Dentistry. In his off time he enjoys fishing, hiking, and camping in our local abundant wilderness areas. Winter time brings downhill skiing. Writing and personal finance are also interests of his and occassionally Troy pens financial pieces for the investment site Seeking Alpha
Vacant, Program and Publicity Chair
Jennifer Levens, Treasurer
Jennifer Levens has been writing since she was a child. She’s married without children, but has seven grandchildren, a story she’d be happy to explain. She has lived in Redding for 34 years and has published one book, A Little Romance: A Collection of Short Stories and Poems.
Vickie Linnet, Secretary; Membership and Hospitality Chair
Vickie is a long time Writers Forum member. We’re happy to welcome Vickie to the Writers Forum Board of Directors. Biography to follow.
George Parker, Newsletter Editor, Webmaster
George is a fish farmer by day, and a word wrangler by night (and weekends). He has been working on a memoir of his life in the California Conservation Corps and Backcountry trail crews since…well…for a long time. It is now 50,000 words closer to completion and the end is in sight. You can see some of this project at http://grinningdwarf.com/ . After completing Three Years With the Cs, then he will move on to novels and other outdoors writing.
Alicia McCauley, Director at Large
Alicia McCauley is a first grade teacher and a Teacher Consultant for the Northern California Writing Project. This gives her ample opportunities to overcome her fear of public speaking by talking with fellow teachers about her passion: teaching kids to love writing. Throughout her childhood Alicia won awards for her truly magnificent poetry. She’s since stopped torturing people with bad poetry and instead spends her free time trying not to crash while endurance cycling. Alicia spends her summers volunteering as a writing teacher and philanthropist in Northern Uganda. She’s the founder and CEO of Vigilante Kindness, an organization vigilant in the pursuit of sustainable education and employment opportunities for people in developing countries. Alicia is published in the anthology What Teaching Means: Stories from America’s Classrooms and is a featured blogger for A News Cafe. You can follow along with all of Alicia’s adventures at vigilantekindness.com.
Ellen Jellison, Director at Large
Bio to follow