Born and raised in Chicago, I studied Metalsmithing at Columbia College. I worked making jewelry and weaving for a few years there, before moving to this valley at the age of 21. Since then I have studied Metalsmithing at Glenwood Center for the Arts, and at CMC. I have made jewelry on and off through the years, as I had mainly focused on studying and using my degree in Sustainable Community Development. Lately my focus is Art again, and I also paint and collage.