P R O F E S S I O N A L
2007 - Present    Artist & Writer | Elk Mound, Wisconsin, United States
2007 - 2018        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
                            Major Studio: Ceramics Minor Studio: Black and White 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

2020 - 2021   Special Advisor, Board of Directors
                            National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (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
*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