Welcome to “A Growing Season”! I am Angie Albright and hold a number of titles and interests. I am the mother of a very funny, very bright 19-year-old son, a locavore, hard core Lutheran, newbie empty-nester, craft beer lover, and Law & Order addict. In my heart I am and always will be a teacher.
I work in nonprofit management, and I spend a lot of time thinking, reading, and talking about sustainability, books, writing, farming, blogging, and technology. I spent many years teaching college English before I moved into nonprofit and technology work but have done stints as a bartender, waitress, retail manager, writing tutor, historian, editor, grant writer, and house cleaner (no evidence of which appears in my own home these days). I have been active in my community in several civic organizations, including Fayetteville Northside Rotary, Fayetteville City Council Environmental Action Committee, Feed Communities, and the Jackson L. Graves Foundation. I’ve been a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for many years.
I tell stories about growing up a farm kid in Iowa, being a loyal Arkansas transplant, single parenting, and parenting a teenage boy in all its glory and horrors. I chose “A Growing Season” as a book title several years ago as a metaphor for all the changes happening in my life, that happen in everyone’s life really, and its relationship to the growing seasons of the farm that I used to be so in tune with as a child.
For my son, my family, my friends, and my generation I would like to create a better narrative and archive of our shared history than what I’ve done so far. My poor child. If he were to judge my parenting by his baby book or the chaotic state of all of our pictures, he might decide I wasn’t much of a mother. He knows better, I hope, but I’d like to create a little proof that I work hard at being a mom, sister, daughter, friend, teacher, and professional.
I love to write in all kinds of genres and am an experienced educator, speaker, and program developer. My online resume is available AngieMalloyAlbright.com, and I would love to write for you or speak to your department, organization, or club about a wide range of topics.