I spent my youth in Nebraska and completed a Master’s degree at the University of Houston in architecture as a young adult. I consider myself a Houstonian. I’ve received certification in painting and sculpture at the MFAH Glassell School of Art in 2019. I practice both architecture and art with an emphasis on sculpture. I am civically active and view community as instrument of social change. I am a recipient of multiple city grants often involving community outreach and public art. Living in a self-designed work space, I create in Arts District Houston. I am actively involved with Fresh Arts and the Houston’s art community. Facilitating Artist Inc. professional development workshops in Houston, I’ve encountered multi-disciplinary artists and imagine future opportunities for artistic collaboration. I have a permanent outdoor sculpture in progress with partner artist Nicola Parente. I am currently writing a community based grant for a public art sculpture in Houston’s Near Northside for 2020 to culminate in temporary civic art and collaborative performance. I am receiving the Lady Washington Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution prestigious “Woman in the Arts Recognition Award” in December 2019. I envision expanding my civic art practice focusing on social inequity while artistically nurturing community building with civic art.