Dena MT Eaton (the MT is for Marie Thompson), that’s me! I received my Bachelors of Art History with Distinction from SUNY at Buffalo and my Masters in Architecture with Honors from Arizona State University. I also have done graduate work in Sports Psychology with focus on mental training. I have practiced as an architectural designer and am currently a marketing guru for a Seattle/Portland based architecture firm. My true loves are photography and painting.

My somewhat "wild and crazy" life has led to extensive travels in Europe, Oceana, Asia, the Arctic, and Pacific Rim countries often in tandem with racing Ironman triathlons. In 2008 I switched to track cycling and after Masters and Elite championship medals, I won all the races in the 2010 World Masters Championships in Portugal.  Nowadays I am a runner - commuting to work ‘a pied’ and running a trail or two on my days off. It keeps me from getting restless sitting at a desk for 40 hours a week.

I am also Adjunct Faculty at Palomar College teaching the online Architectural History classes. I have also taught studios, materials and methods, and architectural theory.

I am a PADI Master Instructor and have logged a few thousand cold water dives along the West coast.

Finally, I am freelance writer focusing on two areas of expertise: architecture and the outdoor industries. Some of my clients include: Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Empire Ride "Empire Blog", Carlsbad Lifestyle Magazine,, PlanetCampingUK, Active Arcadiana,, I also designed a monograph for Argentinian artist Santiago Quesnal and Extreme Latitude.


Please contact me with freelance opportunities.