Having a mother as an artist and a father who loves music both had a enormous influence in my life. I played violin for ten years as a child, then switched to fine art full time when I was accepted to the School for Creative and Performing Arts. My undergraduate degree is from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Graphic Design with a specialty in the printmaking and the book arts. My graduate degree is a Master's in Art Education from DAAP (UC) , with a focus on printmaking and sculptural ceramics. I am currenly teacing at Moeller High School here in CIncinati. Iam also a Board Member forThe Center for the Arts (C4A), Wyoming, and teach at Wyoming VIVA (Village Institute of Visual Art) in the summer program.