I started working with metal in the at the age of 12 or 13, when I was lucky enough to have had a self motivated art teacher in the seventh grade.
I always knew that I would pursue a career in the arts, and I continued to develop my skills with metal and other media through high school.
I attended the California College of Arts and Crafts,
where I received a B.F.A. with high distinction in Metal Arts and Jewelry .
Since graduating I have worked professionally as a jeweler as well as showing at some of the best craft shows in the country.