I was raised in eastern Pennsylvania, but relocated to Punxsutawney, PA after graduation from Indiana University of PA with a degree in Art Education. After working in the retail field I decided to devote myself to working in a career in fine craft in 2003. I am a full-time professional weaver, my concentration is in creating clothing for women and men. I design, weave, and tailor my own yardage. My garment designs are original patterns I developed myself or are based on traditional garment shapes.
I spend much time experimenting with the interplay of color and weave structure. I do a great deal of my own dyeing in both cotton and wool so that I have more control over the way the color is laid into a garment.
My work can be seen at various fine craft shows and fiber festivals throughout Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland. I have won awards for my work, including artistic excellence at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, and Best Craft in Show at the Quaker Arts Festival in Orchard Park, NY. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and was awarded master craftsman status in that organization in 2006.