BORN

Lakewood, Ohio

LIVES

Cleveland Heights, Ohio

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, New York University/International Center of Photography (joint graduate program)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cleveland Institute of Art    Major:  Photography     Minor:  Drawing

INTERNSHIPS and RESIDENCIES

Rocky River Middle School, a year long residency through the Ohio Arts Council ArtsTeach Grant, Rocky River, Ohio

Dresden Residency Exchange, a 5-week residency through the Ohio Arts Council and the City of Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Monothon Program, a month long residency through Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio

Polaroid 20x24 Studio, a year long internship through the Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art-New York Studio Program, New York City, New York

MENTORS

John Reuter

Link to site:  http://johnreuter.com

Ellen Brooks

Link to site:  http://ellenbrooks.net

Dennis Buck

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Photo Haus (Brannigan + Follen), Cleveland, Ohio (board member)

Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, Ohio (advisory board)

Cleveland International Film Society-FilmSlam (Teen) Education Committee, Cleveland, Ohio (Chair)

Cleveland Museum of Art- Friends of Photography, Cleveland, Ohio (vice president and trustee)

SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (board member)

Shore Acres Association, Cleveland, Ohio (board member)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Graduate Faculty-School of Dance, Theater, and Arts Administration-University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Faculty, Photography + Video Department-Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Lecturer, Education Department-Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Gallery Manager-Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Executive Director-Orange Art Center, Pepper Pike, Ohio                                                                      

Consultant, Interactive Learning Specialist-Distance Learning-Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Curator, John F. Seiberling Gallery, Peninsula, Ohio-Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (formerly Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association)         

Educator for Family Programs and Workshops-Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio