I have been with Westminster College since the fall of 2010. Prior to coming to Westminster, I taught at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Southern Indiana, Sam Houston State University and Youngstown State University. I teach a wide range of courses here at Westminster, including ceramics, sculpture, contemporary crafts, two and three-dimensional foundations, environmental art and art appreciation/art history. I received degrees in both Art History and Studio Art from the University of Iowa in 2000, and in 2004 received a MFA in Multimedia Art and Ceramics from the University of Florida.
I am an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans sculpture, ceramics, installation, and performance art. My artwork is influenced by Midwestern and rural American culture and landscape. I have exhibited my work both nationally and internationally, most notably at the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art in Athens, Georgia, the New Harmony Gallery for Contemporary Art in New Harmony, Indiana, and the Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have recently been an artist-in-residence at the Kimmel Nelson Harding Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska, the Watershed Center for Ceramic Art in Newcastle, Maine and at Flaxart Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland.