I grew up in Whittier, CA and was educated in the California public school system from kindergarten through graduate school. In the late 1990s I moved to Massachusetts. I was lured into the print shop in college by the music, the community and the technical aspects of the medium. I really have never left and continue to find inspiration, community and artistic challenges in the printmaking studio. I make prints, drawings and artists' books and exhibit them in the U.S. and internationally. My work is in numerous private collections and the permanent collections of museums and libraries throughout the USA. After years of teaching and museum work I founded Zea Mays Printmaking in 2000. As director I am involved in research, education and curatorial projects. I teach workshops in studios all over the world and consult on safe printmaking practices. I’ve had the good fortune to travel to many parts of the world to share my expertise and love of printmaking including residencies in South Africa, Italy, Cuba and Japan. I am a member of Society of American Graphic Artists, the Boston Printmakers, the Monotype Guild of New England, The Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Southern Graphics Council International and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the California Society of Printmakers. My work is represented by Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, VT and the Flat File Project at Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA. When not in the studio, you can usually find me in the garden.