Born and mostly raised in Menomonie, WI, I was lucky to have the opportunity to take pretty much every art class available. My favorite was the Saturday morning art class at UW Stout where I learned everything from drawing, sculpture, print-making, pottery to bronze casting. Ironically, they did not have glass as a medium.
I now live in a small house with a big yard in Saint Paul, MN with my studio above the garage and a pond full of (sometimes frozen) goldfish in the back yard. The dog watches over the studio from a window with the cat playing with her tail while I create geometric and slightly abstract landscapes crafted in traditional leaded stained glass with copper and sometimes fused elements.