“I have always been a maker. Whether it’s weaving, painting, drawing, embroidery, book binding, etching, or picture framing I am always working on something. I get stir crazy if my hands aren’t busy, if there isn’t paint under my nails, pencil shavings in my hair or stray threads stuck to my clothes.”
Born and raised on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, I spent most of my formative years in idyllic Carbondale, Colorado. In the early 2000s the big city and art school beckoned. I moved to Chicago and enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating in 2006 with a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies. I moved back to Carbondale in late 2012 seeking a pace of life different than the one that a big city could offer. I was pleased to discover that in addition to feeling more grounded; being “home” really provided a boost to my creative output.