I have been exhibiting artwork in national and international shows, publications, and obtained Artist-in-residencies and grants for domestic and international travel. My goal is to establish myself as a professional illustrator, and I am extremely serious about wanting to be an illustrator for the rest of my life. I have my B.F.A. from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio in painting and jewelry/metals. I have my M.F.A. from Kent State University, Kent, OH in jewelry/metals/enameling.