• Master of Fine Art, Painting and Drawing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, graduated magna cum laude


  • Texas A&M University, Interdisciplinary Studies (Art, Psychology and Film), Corpus Christi, TX campus


  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Photography/Journalism/Advertising, University of North Texas, Denton, TX



  • South Seattle College, Seattle, WA

  • International Encaustic Conference, 2-day intensive, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA

2018 - present

  • R&F Handmade Paints Representative, company based in Kingston, NY, demos in Seattle area

  • Instructor, Vashon Center for the Arts, creation of series of encaustic workshops, Vashon Island, WA

  • Instructor, sponsored by R&F Handmade Paints, at Artist & Craftsman, Seattle, and Tacoma, WA

  • Instructor, FEAST, Tacoma, WA - Intro to Incaustic


  • Instructor, Bainbridge Island Art Museum, Bainbridge Island, WA - Encaustic Painting workshops

  • One-on-one tutor, high school students, Seattle, WA - development of art portfolio for college application

2015 - present

  • Instructor, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA - Encaustic and Clay workshops

2014 - present

  • Instructor, Daniel Smith, Bellevue, WA - Encaustic Painting/Printmaking demos for the public

  • Instructor, Artist & Craftsman, Seattle, WA - Encaustic Painting workshops

2013 - present

  • Instructor, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA - Color Theory, and 3-day workshops in Encaustic Painting with Collage, Fiber, Sculpture and Printmaking

  • Instructor, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA - Encaustic Painting with Collage, Fiber and Printmaking workshops

  • Instructor, ERA Living, Seattle, WA - Watercolor Painting instruction and exhibition program for 8 senior living communities

  • Instructor, ArtEAST Studios, Issaquah, WA - Encaustic Painting with Photography, Collage, Fiber and Sculpture workshops


  • Visiting Artist, The Encaustic Center, Richardson, TX - Sensorium: 3-day Encaustic Painting workshop for adults and solo exhibit

2011 - 2016

  • Visiting Lecturer, International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA - 7 annual presentations to international audience of Conferees on professional practice topics of “It’s Not ALL about the Wax but a Tool in the Toolbox,” “Moldable FOSS SHAPE,” "Displaying Your Work," "Expanding Your Vision," and "In the Eyes of a Curator"


  • Teaching Artist, Kapka School, Seattle, WA

  • Guest Lecturer, University House, Seattle, WA - Slide talk of my work to resident community

2010 - 11

  • Instructor, - Project-based art lesson plans for kids that support environmental stewardship, PACCAR Pavilion (Seattle Art Museum), Seattle, WA

  • Guest Lecturer, Lake Oswego 47th Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR - Demonstration and artist talk on Painting during festival


  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Concordia University, Chicago, IL - Slide talk and studio teaching sessions with undergraduate Painting students, and solo exhibit

2001 - 2002

  • Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty, Studio Art and Art History, Harper College, Palatine, IL - Split position between lecture and studio: Painting, Modern Art History, 2-D Design, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Independent Study and Academic Advising for undergraduate students. Learning Community with English department faculty member. Awarded Multicultural Faculty Fellowship to bring visiting artists to campus


  • Instructor, Columbia College, Chicago, IL - Professional Practices


  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Concordia University, Chicago, IL


  • Associate Faculty, Professional Practices for Artists, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

1997 - 2000

  • Associate Faculty, Visual Art and Humanities, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL (Outstanding Faculty Award, Teacher of the Year) - Instruction of Painting, 2-D Design, Drawing and Art Appreciation/Humanities/Intro to the Arts


  • Instructor, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL - Painting and Drawing instruction for high school students

  • Assistant to Director of Major Gifts, Lyric Opera, Chicago, IL - Coordination of curricula for Opera-in-the-Classroom for Chicago Public Schools.


  • Instructor, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL - Contemporary Art History series


  • Instructor, The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ - Team-teaching instruction of grades 10, 11, 12 photography class


  • Lead Teaching Artist of Summer Art Programs, YMCA, Victoria, TX (Supervision of 27 teachers)

  • Instructor in Printmaking and Sculpture, Cultural Council of Victoria, Victoria, TX (Directed duties of 2 assistants)

  • Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston, Victoria, TX satellite

  • Guest Lecturer, Richland Community College, Dallas, TX - Contemporary Art History series for adults


  • Instructor, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE - Instruction of 2-D/3-D Design, Drawing and Printmaking courses for high school students


  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, Newark, DE - 2-D Foundation Drawing and Design courses


2011 - 2013

  • Lawton Elementary School, Seattle, WA – Visual Thinking Strategies (Frye Art Museum methodology) Art Instruction for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students


  • Kapka Cooperative School, Seattle, WA - art instruction for K-2 students



  • Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom by the Museum of Modern Art on Coursera

2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

  • Frye Art Museum, Creative Aging Museum Conference, Seattle, WA


  • Wing Luke Museum, Oral Histories Program, Seattle, WA