P R O F E S S I O N A L
2007 - Present    Artist & Writer | Elk Mound, Wisconsin, United States
2007 - 2018        Senior Lecturer of Art | University of Wisconsin-River Falls


E D U C A T I O N
2004 – 2007  University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Master of Fine Arts: Ceramics
                            Additional Studies: Drawing, Sculpture

1998 – 2003  University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), Bachelor of Fine Arts
                            Ceramics & Photography

2003              University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Post-Baccalaureate: Ceramic Art,
                            New Bedford, MA



N A T I O N A L    L E A D E R S H I P    &    S E R V I C E

2021 - 2022   President-Elect, Board of Directors
                            National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)
2020 - 2021   Special Advisor, Board of Directors, NCECA
2018 - 2020   Steward of the Board, Board of Directors, NCECA

2017 - 2019   Regional Planning Committee Member, NCECA's 53rd Annual Conference,  

                            Minneapolis, Minnesota

2009 - 2012  Director at Large, Board of Directors | NCECA

                        Leadership:    

                               Co-Chair Executive Leadership Task Force:

                                     search committee for executive director

                               Co-Chair Membership Committee

                               NEXPO Gallery Coordinator & Curator

                               Topical Discussions/NCECA Connections Breakout Session Coordinator



T E A C H I N G    E X P E R I E N C E
2021              Taoxichuan Art Center, Jingdezhen, China
                           Online Masterclass Series & Public Lecture
                       Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
                            Week-long in-person Terra Sigillata and Earthenware Hand building Workshop
                       Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, Colombia, North Carolina
                            Three online workshops focused on Terra Sigillatas

                      Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota
                            Three-part online terra sigillata workshop series

2020              Montgomery Potters Guild, Maryland * D.C. * Virginia

                            Online terra sigillata workshop

                      Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

                            In-person terra sigillata workshop for Minnesota Art Educators



U N I V E R S I T Y
*Indicates course curriculum developed and/or re-designed
2007 – 2018     University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Lecturer, River Falls, WI
                         Ceramics Studio Faculty Lead (2016-2018)
                         Sabbatical Faculty for Randy Johnston (spring 2015)
                         Courses:     Introduction to Ceramics*
                                            Studio (Advanced) Ceramics*
                                            Introduction to Visual Art: Large Enrollment* 120-150 students
                                            Creative Arts Entrepreneurship*
                                            2D Design Foundations *
                                            Senior Art Seminar
                                            Special Topic Courses: Earthenware Ceramics*, Clay Explorations*
                                            Ceramics Portfolio Development*

                                            Advertising Design I
                                            Drawing I
                                            Introduction to Art: standard enrollment & online, 2007 – 2014



G R A N T S  |  F E L L O W S H I P S  |  R E S I D E N C I E S  |  A W A R D S


2017 – 2018      UWRF Faculty Research Grant, Terra Sigillata,

                               campus-wide competitive selection process
2017                  Red Lodge Clay Center, Short Term Resident Artist,

                               Red Lodge, Montana, juried selection

2016 – 2017      Evidence-Based Teaching Fellow, UWRF,

                               campus-wide competitive selection process, Research Topic: Mastery Style 

                               Rubrics to Promote Growth in Learning & More Risk-Taking

2016, 2017        UWRF Faculty Professional Development Grant, campus-wide competitive

                               selection process. Received consecutive grant awards for the

                               maximum amount allotted per academic years.

2018 – 2014        UWRF Mentor Award, Undergraduate Stipends and Expenses Grant,

                               competitive selection process, Received award each year: 2014 - 2018

2007                  Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award,

                               UNL Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts

2006 – 2007      Hixson-Lied Scholarly and Creative Presentation Grant, UNL

2006                  Support an Artist Fellowship: Sculptural Furniture,

                              Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
                         Artist Workshop Grant, UNL, Department of Art & Art History

2004 – 2007     Kimmel Fellow – Studio Arts, UNL

2002                 Chancellor’s Award Recipient, Outstanding Service to the University

                               (undergraduate student), UWRF

2001                Artist Fellowship: Field Expedition: Jamaica Ceramics Workshop,

                               Good Hope Plantation via Anderson Ranch Arts Center