I'm an artist working in the Cincinnati area. I earned a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1995 and an MFA from the University of Cincinnati college of DAAP in 1998. I worked as an Art Handler at the Cincinnati Art Museum. I taught painting at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. I made furniture and cabinets at small woodworking shops. I had exhibitions and sold a few pieces along the way. In 2004 I took a job outside of the arts to help support my growing family. I continue to balance my career with my passion for making art.