I grew up in Minnesota and love being in the outdoors observing the wildlife and totally immersing myself into all the varied landscapes. I started welding in my high school art class at age 15 and 2 years later I had my own set of welding tanks. At age 17 I was accepted into my first juried show. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with an art education degree with a major emphasis on metal sculpture. Out of college I taught art on a Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota and later in the public schools in Boise, Idaho. I still enjoy teaching and for the last few years have been teaching Teen Welding at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.
For 14 years I worked for Hometime, a national public television show. My duties were both in front and behind the camera as their lead builder and coordinating the projects with the actors and directors to produce a home building show. Hometime videotaped three PBS shows as we developed the sculpture studio. I spend summers in Grand Marias where I have a sculpture studio and teach a class at the Art Colony.