NY, NY – Born to the Midwest in 1972. Raised and schooled in Des Moines, Iowa. Earned a degree in engineering from Iowa State University before moving to the Pacific NorthWest in 1997. Worked with underprivileged youth while training at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington, including a two year intensive atelier from 2005 to 2007. Transplanted in New York City, receiving an MFA at New York Academy of Art in 2009. Returned as a visiting critic. Currently showing work in juried exhibitions, small galleries, and auctions, including Sothebys. Millay Colony will be the first experience of an artist residency.