I am a recently retired art educator, former art therapist, and carpenter currently residing in the Washington DC suburbs. I have called this area home for the last 25 years. Having been born and raised in rural Michigan, I attended Central Michigan University and graduated with a BA with honors. I earned a Masters Degree in art therapy from The George Washington University. For the past 18 years I taught art at Lowell School in Washington DC. While there I helped create an independent studies program, was a member of two S.T.E.A.M teams, organized and supervised a maker space and a wood shop, and ran stagecraft for the theatre program.
I have been a painter for more than 30 years, exhibiting mostly in the Washington area. In that time I have painted landscapes and explored abstraction. My most recent work reflects on urban and suburban landscape, architecture, and ordinary objects that surround me.
After an 8 year hiatus I have returned to creative writing. Poetry has become again an important vehicle for telling my story. As I retool my repertoire as an educator and artist, I look forward to engaging young people and adults in art workshops and classes offered through various arts and community organizations. This website is offered as an introduction to me through my art, my writing, and my teaching. If you wish to learn more please connect with me via email.