I graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Art and Elementary Education. I went on to receive a Master's Degree in Education. I have taught art in both private and public schools around the country, from Tarrytown, N.Y. to Nebraska and Mn. While continuing to practice as a full-time Artist Educator, I raised my two sons. I was the artistic director for Art's Alive, a summer program for Artist Educators offered through the Perpech Center for the Arts. I was awarded a scholarship and completed the Women's Art Institute at Saint Catherine's University the summer of 2015. I am currently a member of the Women's Art Registry of MN, the Walker, MIA, and the MN Artist's Cooperative.