As one of five children in a family that values art more than procedure, no one objected when I elected to drop out of high-school at age16 to begin studying at the Maine College of Art. I double majored in Ceramics and Furniture Design, and ultimately graduated with a BFA in Ceramics. I moved to Cambridge, MA where I worked for the Department of Exhibitions at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and taught woodworking as a Non-Resident Tutor of the Arts at Harvard’s Eliot House. Seeking to expand my creative vision and technical abilities I obtained a two-year Core Fellowship at the Penland School of Crafts where I conducted a broad, multi-disciplinary study of materials and craft processes, and began much of the inquiry that drives my work today. I currently work in my studio in Allston, MA, but frequently travel to participate in artist residencies and to teach workshops. My work has been exhibited in the United States, including at SOFA Chicago, the Penland Gallery and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and has been featured in American Craft Magazine and on the Popular Woodworking Blog.