MFA | Ceramics 2001
N.Y.S.C.C. at Alfred University

BFA | Ceramic and Glass 1995
Virginia Commonwealth University, magna cum laude

Occupational Therapist Assistant Associates Degree
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, 2010-2012

Non Degree Student, Stanly Community College prerequisite courses for OTA program, 2009-2010

2004
Summer Artist Invite Artists Summer Residency, June 20th to July 2nd Watershed Center For the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME.

2002
Summer The Archie Bray Foundation, Summer Resident: Sage Scholar, Helena, MT.

2001-2002
The Philadelphia Clay Studio, Resident Artist, Philadelphia, PA.

1998
Penland School of Crafts, Fall Concentration teaching assistant, Penland, NC. 
Penland School of Crafts, Spring Concentration work scholarship, Penland, NC. 
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center, Walnut Creek, CA. 
Contra Costa College, Richmond, CA.

1996-97
Potters Studio, Berkeley, CA.

1995
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.

education &
residencies


2004-2006
Adjunct Professor, Immaculata University, Ceramics, Malvern, PA.

2002-2004
Instructor, Chester Springs Studio, Wheelthrowing, Handbuilding, Mold making, Chester Springs, PA. 

2003-Fall
Adjunct Professor, Rowan University, Drawing Instructor, Glasboro, NJ.

2002-2004
Adjunct Professor, Rowan University, Ceramics I –VIII Instructor, Glasboro, NJ.

2001-2003
SpringInstructor, Philadelphia Clay Studio, Handbuilding/Wheelthrowing, Philadelphia, PA. 

Instructor, Perkins Center for the Arts, Handbuilding and Throwing, Moorestown, NJ.

2001-2002
Instructor, Claymobile, TCS Outreach Program, Philadelphia, PA.

2001-Spring
Instructor, Alfred University, Pottery for Liberal Arts majors, Alfred, NY.

2000-Summer
Teaching Assistant, A.U., Summer School, (John Gill, Mary Law, and Sun Koo Yuh)

2000-Fall
T.A. Alfred University, Sophomore Wheelthrowing, (Sarah Jaeger)

2000-Spring
T.A. Alfred University, Junior Pottery: Molds, Throwing, Handbuilding, (John Gill)

1999-Fall
Assistant Slide Librarian, Scholes Library, Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

1999
Instructor, Richmond Art Center, Adult Education, Richmond, CA. 
Instructor, Claypeople, MLK Outreach Program, Richmond, CA. 

1997-99
Claypeople, Richmond, CA. Ceramic technician and retail store manager, problem solving, design of a new catalog, and fixing/firing kilns.

1996-99
TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Gallery Manager responsible for gallery sales and shipping. 
Marketing coordinator and facilitator of workshops that featured nationally and internationally known clay artists.

1995-97
Gary Holt Pottery, Berkeley, CA. Apprenticeship, responsibilities in all aspects of production, Internationally and nationally distributed functional pottery line. 
Great Impressions, Berkeley, CA. Ceramic slip casting studio. Responsibilities included kiln restoration and repair, casting, handbuilding, glazing, glaze modification, and employee training.

experience