I was born and raised in Olympia, Washington where my admiration and respect for the natural environment developed. After receiving a Bachelor's of Science degree in Environmental Studies at The Evergreen State College in 1995, I ventured to a different setting in Crested Butte, Colorado. There, I worked as an independent studio potter and carpenter for more than 10 years. After many years of working with clay and enjoying the outdoors, I returned to school. In 2012, I received my Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Kansas State University. After graduate school, I lived and worked briefly in Montana and Massachusetts. In the fall of 2015, I moved back to Washington State to head the ceramics department and teach art at Peninsula College in Port Angeles.
I have been fortunate to show my work in numerous national and several international exhibitions including CAIR in Germany, Ceramics Now 3rd Edition in Romania, and 31 CICA in Spain. I continue to exhibit my work in group invitational exhibitions as well as solo shows all over the country.