I have always been interested in organic jewelry design. At age 17, I began selling handmade jewelry creations to local galleries in my hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1990, I moved to Flagstaff, Arizona and attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where I retained a BFA in metals and jewelry design. I supplemented this degree with taking courses at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California.
In 1995, upon completion of my academic training, I apprenticed for two years with a goldsmith in Sedona, Arizona. In 1997, I opened my own jewelry business, designing and creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
In the fall of 2000, I moved to New Hampshire and was juried into the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen (League). Since 2000, I have sold my work in several of the League gallery stores throughout New Hampshire and at fine art shows throughout New England and New York State.
I currently sell selected lines of my work through my website, at the Concord, New Hampshire League gallery shop and at Exeter Fine Crafts in downtown Exeter, New Hampshire. I also participate in the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fair, a nine-day event at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, New Hampshire.
As I reflect upon my life, I am happy that I have found my calling as a jeweler, working in high-end metals and precious gemstones.