- Born in 1978 in rural Western Pennsylvania + raised in Punxsutawney, PA
(Yes, Punxsutawney Phil, the Groundhog)
- Lehigh University, BA Journalism + Communication; BA Studio Art , Bethlehem, PA
- Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Providence, RI
- After 8 years in Santa Cruz, currently resides on the wild + beautiful Mendocino Coast of California with my ceramicist beau (sannyceramics.com) and our cat, Wild Rye.