A graduate of East Tennessee State University, began teaching painting, drawing and pottery at the Oak Ridge Art Center and working as a file clerk for Union Carbide Company in 1977. Career highlights include becoming the Pottery Studio Chairperson and President of Board of Directors of the Oak Ridge Art Center and Division Site Manager for Information Management Services with Lockheed Martin Energy Systems. Volunteer with the Tennessee Arts Commission 1987 to 2001 having served as grants application reviewer for At Risk Youth grants.
Professional works are in permanent collections of the Tennessee Arts Commission, Huntsville Museum of Art, and East Tennessee State University’s Slocum Gallery. Works are with many private collectors, including the mayor of Naka Machi, Japan; former Mayor Victor Ashe; of Knoxville, former Mayor of Oak Ridge David Bradshaw, Hank Stoner, Dr.and Mrs. R. Campbell, Margaret Young, Robert and Dot Hightower, Dr. Richard and Wendy Ferrin, and David and Pat Coffey, and many more.
Named Artist of the Year in 1998 by the Arts Council of Greater Knoxville. Created the 2017 Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award.
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics)
Masters of Fine Arts (Printing Processes)