I am originally from Marienthal, Kansas. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wichita State University in 1995, before continuing to study at the graduate level at the University of North Texas. I now live in Flat Rock, North Carolina with my family and work out of my home studio and doing shows regularly, while still being featured in many galleries in the U.S. My work has been exhibited in shows such as Ceramics USA and published in Clay Times and Southern Living.  I make Raku Pottery for display purposes but I primarily make functional, dishwasher, oven and microwave safe, pottery.