"I grew up all over the world. By the time I graduated from high school, I had spent as much of my life living and traveling abroad as I had in the United States. After high school, I attended college in Utah, where I completed my undergraduate degree in painting and drawing. I then moved to Philadelphia, PA to start my graduate studies. I received my Master's degree in Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. At PAFA I had the honor of studying with such great artists and teachers as Sidney Goodman, Renee Foulks, Vincent Desiderio, Scott Noel, and Bruce Samuelson. Upon finishing my formal education there, I moved to the mountains of rural Idaho to set up a more permanent studio and life."