From an early age I have been obsessed with making. I learned the joy and compulsion for handcrafting from my parents; I grew up working countless hours alongside my parents either in the garage, woodshop, or building site. Growing up on an old farm in Northern Illinois there was always a machine to fix, a car to repair, or a board to replace. I left the Mid West to attend college on the East Coast and received a bachelor’s degree in media theory from Brown University in Providence, RI. Those four years of studying critical theory continue to inform and inspire me. I have worked designing and building custom furniture independently and collaboratively since 2005. In 2017 I earned an MFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking at San Diego State University and focused on reconciling my degree in critical theory with my compulsion to make objects. My studio practice is research and concept-driven yet firmly grounded in the craft of furniture.
I currently live, teach, and build in Little Rock, Arkansas.