I am a Photography Professor and Teaching Artist residing in Nashville, TN -- currently serving as an Adjunct Professor at Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University. I also function as the Visual and Performing Arts Program Coordinator for Ensworth High School and remote representative for Sprint Systems of Photography.
I received my BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art (’99) and an MFA from Cranbrook Art Academy (’02), both in Photography, and have also studied at Lacoste School of the Arts (France) and The School of the Arts (Hungary). Teaching positions have also been held at Watkins College of Art and Design, Fine Arts Center in Greenville (SC), Coastal Carolina University, Kansas State University, Volunteer State Community College, and Nashville State Community College. I am fortunate to be represented in numerous permanent and private collections and have exhibited throughout the United States with international exhibitions in Thailand, France, Hungary, and various group exhibitions, including the Chiang Mai International Festival of Photography, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I also taught workshops in portrait photography.
My work focuses on fine art photography and centers on ideas of identity and environmental influences and is constructed as such in order to create a unique connection between a passion for the medium, history, culture, and most importantly the viewer. The added elements move through each body of work creating a diverse range of projects and address the overall direction of art.