Executive Director, Arts Monongahela/Artist/Designer
Five Words About Me:
Tenacious, Friendly, Visionary, Grateful and Confident
One Surprising Skill:
In 2019 I’m working to learn to weld and to speak sign language a bit better
I hold several art degrees & have happily dedicated many years
to the professional field of art. I’m thankful for my education &
career but am learning even more while living in the quiet of the woods,
working in my small studio in Taylor
County. As I age I appreciate the formalities, but am more interested
in the lighthearted creative journey.
In my professional career, I’ve worked as a graphic designer, arts advocate, adjunct professor of design & art history, museum administrator @ the Mattress Factory of Art in Pittsburgh, gallery owner in downtown Nashville, a teaching volunteer at The Frist Art Museum, worked w/ artists in the community to help revitalize East Nashville into the thriving & creative community it is today. Lastly, worked as an accessory designer since 2010 with exhibition & runway shows in Nashville, Miami, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, D.C., & both VA and WV.