Posts By: Al Barrus

Al Barrus is an ex-patriot from the Seattle area who lived in Saltillo, Mexico for many years. He first started his work in writing when he enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 18 in 2002, during which time he worked as a uniformed print and photojournalism soldier in Baghdad and Fallujah. After parting from his military obligations in 2007, Al attended Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where he studied political science and graduated with Bachelor of Arts in 2011. Later that year he moved to Mexico where he met and married his wife Verenice. Before moving back to the U.S., Al taught middle-school English literature and wrote about his experiences in Mexico for Mexpro.