Education :     

2002-2006    Seneca High School, Tabernacle, NJ

              Top 20% of Graduating Class, Recipient of New Jersey Star Scholarship 


2006    Kimberly Affleck, Beadmaking Class, Tin City Studio, CT

2006    Tink Martin, Beadmaking Class, Tin City Studio, CT


2006-2008    Salem Community College, Carneys Point, NJ

Associates Degree in Scientific Glass Technology


2007        Kim Fields, Beadmaking Class, Carlisle, NJ

2008        Caitlin Hyde, Beadmaking Class, Penland, NC - Work/Study Scholarship

2009        Linda Sacra, Beadmaking Class, Penland, NC - Work/Study Scholarship

2009        Andrea Guarino Slemmons, Beadmaking Class, Port Townsend, WA

2010         Leah Fairbanks, Beadmaking Class, Penland, NC - Work/Study Scholarship


2008 – 2010    Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

    Liberal Studies


2011    Brad Pearson, Beadmaking Class, Chattanooga, TN

2011    Holly Cooper, Beadmaking Class, Fuquay Varina, NC

2012    Kristina Logan, Beadmaking Class, Bellevue, WA


Experience : 

2006-2008    Salem Community College Glass Center - Lab Monitor / Teaching Assistant

                      Carneys Point, NJ

Jan-Feb 2010    Chase Designs – Apprentice

                       Independence, LA

2010-2015  Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Glassblower

                        Oak Ridge, TN

2004-PresentSelf Employment as glass beadmaker and jeweler

                        NJ to LA to TN to WA

2013-Present   Hot Shop Glassblowing, Collaborative work with Brennan Kasperzak, specializing in cane drawing

                         Seattle, WA

June 2015      Pilchuck Glass School, Teaching Assistant to Kiva Ford

August 2015  Pratt Fine Art Center, Teaching 5 Day Stringer Class



Awards : 

June 2006    New Jersey Stars Scholarship I

May 2008    New Jersey Stars Scholarship II

May 2008    Faculty Merit Award at Salem Community College Graduation

July 2012     Cathy Finegan Scholarship, ISGB

July 2013      Corning Museum of Glass, bead selected for ISGB Presidential Collection, on permanent display in the museum

2014          Shirley Scholarship, Pratt Fine Art Center 

April 2015  Golden Ticket Award, Pratt Fine Art Center

Sept. 2015      People’s Choice Award, Auction Donation, Pilchuck Glass School    



Exhibitions : 

2013        “Glass Beads, Now”           - Exhibit A, Corning, NY

2014        “How Glass Is”                     - Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014        “Landscapes and Lines”     - Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY

2015        “Surface Matters”                - Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California 


Professional Organizations :

2006-Current    American Scientific Glassblowers Society

2010-Current    Southeastern ASGS Section, Residing Secretary

2010-Current     International Society of Glass Beadmakers