Jamie Houghton is a poet, musician and teaching artist living in Portland, Oregon. She has been teaching poetry in classrooms and alternative educational programs in Central Oregon and Portland since 2008 including Portland Public Schools though Literary Arts Writers in the Schools Program,Young Audiences Arts for Learning, The Warm Springs Museum, Crook Country High School, Bend High Teen Parent Program, Shepherd's House habilitation center and New Leaf therapeutic boarding school for girls. She writes book reviews for High Desert Journal and was a participant in the 2015/16 Young Audiences of Oregon and Southwest Washington Teaching Artist Studio. She designed and implemented the educational programs and curriculum for The Nature of Words in Bend, Oregon from 2009-2012. In 2013 she received a Artist Residency Fellowship through Playa Arts and in 2009 she was honored to receive a Most Accomplished Under 40 awards from Cascades Arts and Business News. On the weekends she works at Relish Gastropub and spoils her husband and 3 dogs.