i received my BA in Studio Art in Ceramics with a minor in Art History from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg PA.  i then attended the University of Iowa where i earned an MFA in Ceramics, with minors in Drawing and Metalsmithing.

After graduating, i moved to Philadelphia and took a work study position in the galleries at The Clay Studio.

i took the position of the Resident Artist in Ceramics at the Lux Center for the Arts in Lincoln NE from Aug 2010-Aug 2011.  while there, i taught a Ceramics course for Doane College in Lincoln, as well as  children and adult classes at the Lux Center.

From Sept 2011- Aug 2012 i was the Artist in Residence in Ceramics at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, IL where i taught ceramics classes and worked on a new body of work.

From there, i held the positions of Resident Artist and Crew Member for artist Theaster Gates and Rebuild Foundation, and taught Advanced Ceramics at Chicago State University until May of 2014.

i moved to Gatlinburg TN from June 2014 – May 2015 to be the Artist in Residence in Ceramics position at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

i then spent the summer in Maine as summer studio staff at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts from May 2015-Aug 2015

currently, i am the ceramics technician and instructor at the Hartford Art School in West Hartford CT