Born:                              Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 28, 1983

Education:                    Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2003-2005.  

                                         Atelier Studio Program, Minneapolis, MN, 2005-2007.

                                         The Florence Academy of Art, Sweden and Florence 2007-2009.

                                         The Nerdrum School, France and Norway.  2012

Awards:                         2nd Place Salon International, Green House Gallery, 2011      

                                         Honorable mentioned emerging artist in South West Art Magazine,2010.

                                         Top one hundred finalist in the Art Renewal Centers International Salon 2009/10.                        

                                         Merit award for best still life in the Salon International, Green House Gallery 2010.                               

                                         Honorable mention at the City Wide Art VII in Florence, Italy 2008.