Although I have been making art and objects for as long as I can remember, I found my love of metal in my first metals class at the University of Michigan in 1993. It has been my main source of inspiration ever since. I earned my BFA in Metalwork and Jewelry Design from the University of Michigan in 1997 and my MA from California State University Fullerton in 2001. I have been teaching art and jewelry since 2007 and love sharing my experience with others.
I have studied, practiced, played and dreamed. My work is unique, wearable, sophisticated but approachable, and I always try to add an element of fun.
My current body of work, focusing on traditional metalwork and enameling techniques, is a reflection of my passion for metalworking and my love of nature.