I was born and raised in Colorado with my two younger sisters. My mother is a creative and my father is a very analytic thinker both influenced how and what I make. As a child of the arts and sciences I was drawn to the glistening tide pools at the beach, the slimy things under rocks, the cabinet of curiosities I would find at my grandmothers house and figuring out how things were put together. I enjoy using alternative materials such as steel, acrylic, flocking, collected material, wood as well as traditional non ferrous metals to create both functional and object based work.
After my undergraduate degree I was a public high school teacher for 4 years before taking the opportunity to become a resident artist at Pocosin School of Fine Craft for 14 months. During my term there I decided to go back to school. I'm currently at the University of Georgia Athens working on my graduate degree in jewelry and metal