I grew up on a farm in a rural North Texas town called Ovilla, Texas known for the Box Car Willie Memorial Overpass and as a filming location for Walker Texas Ranger. I received a BFA in Graphic Design in 1994 and a BFA in Sculpture in 2007 from Texas State University – San Marcos. In 2010 I received an MFA in Sculpture from UTSA. I reclaim and reuse old furniture in my work as an exploration of identity over time. I also have extensive knowledge in printmaking (mezzotint, intaglio, relief and screen printing), as well as 20 years of graphic design experience.