I’m originally from South Bend, Indiana, and I completed my undergraduate degree at Indiana University with a Biology major, Psychology minor. For two years after graduating, I taught high school Biology in Cincinnati. I moved to attend Arizona State University for graduate studies receiving a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. After graduating, I worked for two years producing multimedia productions for Arizona State University while also acquiring a second Master’s Degree, a MFA in Photography. Still, at Arizona State University, I accepted a position as the Director of the Media Resource Center at the College of Architecture and instructor of Presentation Design classes.
An intense interest in technology and communications led me to leave the university and form Communication Design, a company dedicated to the design and development of interactive multimedia programs. Communication Design provided leading-edge consulting and design services to educational institutions, government, and businesses for twenty-three years. Sample clients include the Phoenix SUNS, Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Tempe Fine Arts Center, The Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix Newspapers, Educational Management Group, YWCA of the USA, Sinclair Oil, The Phoenician Resort, Central Arizona Project, Association of Junior League International, Salt River Project, and ASML Technology.
During this period, I also began exploring the fine art side of mixed media and started creating fine art sculptures combining metal, fused glass, wood, and stone. I ended up selling Communication Design and founded Fusion Studios to create both works of fine art and continue my Creative Consulting.