David Ahlman (previously Heber Oak and Dave E. Ahlman) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah Valley University (UVU) with a Bachelor of Science in English in 2017 and has since returned to UVU to complete Education Licensure. His wife and their dogs reside in Saratoga Springs, Utah on the Jordan River’s edge. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Claudius Speaks, High Shelf Press, Cathexis Northwest Press, The Flagler Review and others. Additional, his poems received Special Merit as part of the 2017 Princemere Poetry Competition and Honorable Mention in the 2019 Salt Lake Community Writing Center’s Wasatch IronPen Competition. He plans to pursue a Masters and, later, a Doctorate in Creative Writing.