I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated with an MFA in Photography from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. I consider myself “a child of the Universe” and have traveled to many places collecting images and connecting artists. I have won awards for portraiture and I create art “by any means necessary” combining many different mediums. As a master collaborator, I co-created an exhibition at the Ingenuity Fest Cleveland in 2010 that showcased poetry, storytelling, music, and visual arts with a group we now call The Visit Arts Collective. My goal is to make art accessible to everyone. I teach, I create and I hope to inspire future students as they discover their passions and soar.