Originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania, I started my studies at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) where I fell in love with clay. Working with HACC I created an exchange program with the world renowned Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute that allowed myself and two other peers to be the first three western students ever to enter classes at JCI. From Jingdezhen I transferred to NSCAD University where I completed my BA in Fine Art: Ceramics. I then moved to Montreal to participate in an artist in residence program at Studio Alexandrea before apprenticing under figurative sculptor Joel A Prevost for 2 years while teaching classes and workshops.
Currently I am teaching classes at the North Preston Community Centre while working from my home studio.