I'm originally from southwest WA, but I now reside in Pittsburgh, PA. By trade, I am a public school art teacher, but I try to maintain a professional practice as well. My artwork tends to be mixed-media, often confronting dichotomies, contradictions, and ironies within pop-culture ideals. Recently I've been focused on the highlighting issues within education in America. I periodically do freelance design work. To me, art is a way of thinking about, and learning about, everything else. This mantra guides my educational practices as a teacher and my professional practices as a creative.