I was born near Pittsburgh, PA. I received my BFA in painting from the Ohio State University in 1998. In 2007 I received my MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Shortly after graduate school, I attended an artist residency at the Brewhouse in Pittsburgh, PA. Afterwards I coordinated the Distillery Program residency from 2008 to 2011. Since 2007, I have exhibited in Pennsylvania, Washington, Alabama, Ohio, New York and Belgium. My work is included in the collections of the Fairmont Hotel (Pittsburgh, PA) and PNC bank (Manhattan, NY, Charlotte, NC and Pittsburgh,PA). I currently live and work in the Seattle, WA.