About Me

Hello! My name is Devin.

I teach HS English in Colorado.

Other things I want to be when I grow up…published writer/poet, photographer, blues dance competitor (or just go dancing regularly), book reviewer, local musical act, and recreational soccer star.

Periodic Hobbies…knitting/crocheting, hammock swinging, songwriting, quote collector, artist (mostly coloring book renderings), pie baker, trivia team winner, road tripper, home chef, rock climber, and board game enthusiast.

Past Careers…ice cream mixer, challenge course manager, summer camp counselor, substitute teacher, choreographer.

Books I Love…Pride and Prejudice, The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, The Midnight Library, Braving the Wilderness, Know My Name, Born a Crime, Crazy Rich Asians, Such a Fun Age, Untamed, The Great Gatsby, I am the Messenger, On Writing, Night, Quiet, The Color Purple, The Bell Jar, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Yes Please, and a whole lot more.

Movies I Watch Over and Over…Pride & Prejudice (2005), Crazy Stupid Love, Easy A, (500) Days of Summer, Singing in the Rain, Inside Out

TV Shows I Binge…Roswell (OG), Doctor Who, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, The West Wing, The Good Place, Queer Eye, Masterchef, Masterchef Junior

Video Games I’ve played…Portal, Portal 2, Diablo 2 & 3, Minecraft

Musicians On Repeat…Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Dido, The Lumineers, The Brummies, Olivia Rodrigo,

Other Obsessions…Dr. Pepper, Cherry Pull-N-Peel Twizzlers, Variety Colored Pens, Post-It Notes, Buying new notebooks before I’ve filled the ones I already own, Cleaning and reorganizing my entire house when I’m stressed/anxious.

Random Facts

  • I have anxiety and depression
  • I go to therapy regularly
  • I’m introverted
  • My happy places are: bookstores, the mountains, and anywhere my friends are
  • I love pie
  • I am a night owl living in an early bird world.