I have always been happiest when creating. In my earliest memories, I recall the hours I spent drawing with my grandmother, and my love for art only increased with time. Gradually, I discovered more ways to create, but I never lost my fascination with the people, animals, and natural world around me. Art, from childhood onward, has prompted me to explore both life's intricate details and overarching meaning with great reverence and curiosity.
After graduation from Fairfield High School, I enrolled at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where I spent many days commuting to campus from my hometown through the cornfields and countryside. As an Art Education major, I experimented with a variety of media. New forms of creation—from film photography, to printmaking, to wheel-thrown pottery—quickly became favorites. During college, I developed an especially deep fascination with clay, ultimately declaring a second major in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics.
I am currently busy completing my courses while working at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, where I design and teach art classes for children and adults, in addition to serving as an assistant teacher for their after-school program. Despite this full agenda, I strive to set aside some quiet time each day for art, which offers my spirit the same restoration as it did during my earliest experiences creating.
As I recollect the joy and purpose that art has instilled within me from childhood through college, I anticipate developing my own classroom where other children may experience the same. While you view my website, I hope you gain a glimpse of this ambition.