“I have been throwing pots since 1999 when I took a high school class under the great Rudy Seehawer where I was given a very strong foundation in a choice based ceramics program at McMinnville High School.
Later, I went on to my undergraduate studies at George Fox where I studied art and business. Under the influence of Mark Terry I was given guidance and freedom to develop my work toward my particular style and aesthetic. I was also given the opportunity to explore more technical aspects of ceramics while at George Fox.
After graduation in Dec of 05′ I went on to work and Mossy Creek Pottery under the artistic genius of master potter Dan Wheeler. While he would never hear it Dan is probably the best potter I have ever seen. I was so blessed to spend time working under his guidance. He has become the strongest influence in my work and tuned my skills and has helped me develop a maturity in my work.
In 2009 I enrolled in an MAT program at George Fox University with aspirations toward becoming an art teacher. After graduating I applied and was offered a job at Tigard High School to start a ceramics program. Currently I am developing this new program and having a blast doing it.”