My interest in pursuing art as a career began with a class in pottery when I was in high school. I later attended Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) and graduated with a BFA in the field of ceramics. I have never stopped working with clay. I lived and worked in Philadelphia for 10 years, showing in a variety of galleries in both New York City and Philadelphia. In 1993, I moved to rural South Jersey to raise my family and continue making clay art. Eventually, I started teaching and obtained an art certification and am currently teaching art K-8 in a public school part time. I am also on the teaching artist roster for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. I have successfully created 12 public mosaic murals as a result my residency work for Young Audiences of New Jersey. I also work as a resident artist at Appel Farm Music and Arts in Elmer, New Jersey. This past year, I received the Paul Aiken Encore Award from the South Jersey Cultural Alliance.