Experience

Academic Degrees

    Masters of Fine Arts in Clay, Marywood University, Scranton, PA, 2011.
    Bachelors of Art in Studio Art and Computer Science, North Central College, Naperville, IL, 2005.

Academic Experience

    July. 2015 to present, Ceramics Instructor, Village Potters, La Grange Park, IL.
    Jan. 2014 to March 2014, Adjunct Faculty, North Central College, Naperville, IL. 
    Oct. 2013 to present, Adjunct Faculty, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
    Jan. 2012 to present, Ceramics Instructor, Terra Incognito Studios & Gallery, Oak Park, IL.
    Sept. 2011 to Aug. 2015, Ceramics Instructor, Thrown Elements Pottery, Arlington Heights, IL.
    Jan. - April 2011, Undergraduate Ceramics Teaching Practicum, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
    Feb. 2011, Visiting Artist Lecture, North Central College, Naperville, IL.
    Spring 2010, Glass Blowing Demonstration, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
    Spring 2010, Undergraduate and Graduate Substitute Teacher, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
    2006 - 2009, Ceramics instructor, Terra Incognito Studio, LaGrange and Oak Park, IL.
    2005 - 2006, Glass Blowing Instruction, Wildfire Productions Glass Art Studio, Downers Grove, IL.
    2002, Computer Science Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University for Continuing Education, 
       Chicago, IL.

Art Experience

    Participated in the International Wood Fire Conference and Pre-Conference, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL, Sept. - Oct. 2016.
    Attended John Jessiman Workshop, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL, April 2016.
    Attended Sunshine Cobb Workshop, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL, Oct. 2015.
    Attended Potter’s Council Conference, Mid-South Ceramic Supply, Nashville, TN, 2015.
    Attended Yoko Sekino­Bove Workshop, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, 2015.    
    Attended Paul Eshelman Workshop, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL, 2015.
    Attended Chris Gustin Workshop, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL, 2014.
    Attended Mary Kay Botkins Workshop, Terra Incognito Gallery, Oak Park, IL, 2012.
    Volunteered at N.C.E.C.A. conference, Tampa, FL, April, 2011.
    Assisted with multiple bronze pours, Marywood University, Scranton, PA, March 2011.
    Attended CAA Conference, New York City, Feb. 2011.
    Attended Anne Currier Workshop, Marywood University, Scranton, PA, Oct. 2010.
    Attended 5-day workshop with Takeshi Yasuda, Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ, July 2010.
    Attended 5-day workshop with Arthur Gonzalez, Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ, July 2010.
    Volunteered at N.C.E.C.A. conference, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2010.
    Assisted with multiple wood kiln firings, Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2009 - 2010.
    Organization and setup of multiple art sale events, Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2010 - 2011.
    Conducted Raku Firings, Marywood University, Scranton, PA, 2009 - 2011.
    Attended Cory McCrory Workshop, Terra Incognito Studios, LaGrange, IL, Jan. 2009.
    Volunteered at N.C.E.C.A. conference, Louisville, KY, April, 2007.
    Attended Paul Andrew Wandless workshop, North Central College, Naperville, IL, 2007.
    Attended Karl Borgeson and Robert Briscoe workshop, Terra Incognito Gallery, Oak Park, IL, 2007.
    Setup Additional Ceramics Studio Location, Terra Incognito Studios and Gallery, LaGrange, IL, 2007.
    Attended 2-day workshop with Delores Fortuna, Terra Incognito Studios, Oak Park, IL, Dec. 2006.
    Attended 2-day workshop with Matt Long, Terra Incognito Studios, Oak Park, IL, Nov. 2006.
    Artist in Residence, Terra Incognito Studios and Gallery, Oak Park and LaGrange, IL, 2006 - 2009.
    Attended 3-day workshop with Beth Cavener Stichter, North Central College, Naperville, IL, Nov. 2005.
    Glass Blowing Equipment Construction, Wildfire Productions Glass Art Studio, Downers Grove, IL, 2004 & 2005.
    Co-Op Member, Wildfire Productions Glass Art Studio, Downers Grove, IL, 2004 - 2006.
    Gas Kiln Reconstruction, North Central College, Naperville, IL, Spring 2005.
    Attended Tyler Lotz and Erin Furimsky Workshop, North Central College, Naperville, IL, 2005.
    Attended Eric Mirabito Workshop, North Central College, Naperville, IL, 2005.