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 and wood to create both functional and object based work.
For the past 4 years I have been a public high school art teacher but have recently left my position, moved to North Carolina and become the resident artist at Pocosin School of Fine Crafts. In the Fall of 2017 I will be moving on to start my graduate studies at the University of Georgia Athens.