Headshot of Mia smirking
This face is one of my special skills.

I’m an artist, activist, teacher, and web developer. As a co-founder of OddBird, Teacup Gorilla, and Grapefruit Lab I hope to create art & software that celebrate the queer complexity of human experience.

Over the last 15 years I’ve published novels & albums & technical manuals; created award-winning theater & open-source tools; cleaned my bedroom more than once; and presented at conferences around the world – but I’ve never been promoted at a job, done a whiteboard interview, or graduated from college.

org history


Co-Founder: Custom web applications, developer tools, and training

Grapefruit Lab

Co-Founder: Multimedia performance laboratory & theater ensemble

Teacup Gorilla

Bass & Vocals: Dark indie-rock soundscapes with evocative poetry


Core Contributor: CSS with superpowers

CSS Tricks

Staff Writer: Blog for people who make websites

Mozilla Developer

DevRel Contractor: Videos, articles, & tools from Mozilla (and OddBird)

Ersatz Robots

Bass: Trans-femme 90’s-alt sad-girl rock

Raven Jane

Multi-Instrumetalist: indie roots-rock featuring Rachel Eisenstat

The LIDA Project

Technical Director: Art theatre designed to infect the mind

Countdown to Zero

Technical Director: 10-show political theater collective

Dirt Circle Dogs

Multi-Instrumetalist: Blues-inflected bright/dark music

New World Arts

Artistic Director: Ensemble theater, gallery, and event space

Goshen College

Student & Master Electrician: Theater, writing, & visual arts

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Stage Management Intern: Among the oldest & largest professional non-profit theatres in the nation.