I earned my B.A. in Fine Art from Kent State University in 1996.
I earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Cleveland State University in 2006.
I started teaching art at Glenville High School in 1998.
I started teaching art at Brooklyn High School in 2001 and that is where I am still teaching.
I was a board member of the Cleveland West Art league from 2007-2017.
For this body of work I have used analog photography and technology to create new images that are printed on large scale metal plates. To further explain, I search for photographs that speak to me on an aesthetic level or I find an image from the past that seems relevant to current political and social issues. These photographs are taken from around the world dating from the late 1800’s to the 1970’s. I then scan the photograph where I apply a manipulation to the scan resulting in a new image.