I was born and currently work in Beckley, West Virginia. I graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Arts, with a painting concentration, and a minor in Theatre from Concord University. I began professionally exhibiting artwork in 1999. I am a mixed media painter, but also use textiles and collage in my work. I am also a professional theatrical director, and have worked professionally as a scenic designer/artist, costumer, actor, technician and marionette puppeteer. From 2011 to 2016, I was a resident studio artist at Tamarack, an Arts facility in Beckley, WV, where I became a juried artist in 2008. I recently was a teaching artist for Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, WV. I am the Executive Director and a member of Beckley Art Center and serve on the Board of Directors for the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts, Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce and West Virginia Public Broadcasting. I was named “Best Artist in West Virginia,” in WV Living’s 2021 winter issue.