I love folk art, especially Georgia plain-style furniture and traditional Navajo and ikat weavings. That said, I often find inspiration in the works of Rachel Whiteread, Mark Catesby, Ferdinand Hodler, Jeff Wall, Maya Lin, Nick Cave, Edward Tufte, and others. I like to keep current by following The Atlantic, NPR, AV Club, New...
Scenic Designer and Installation Artist
I specialize in budget-friendly scenic design and installation for concerts, plays, weddings, and other events. With my background in fibers and experimental art, I create lush environments perfectly suited to the occasion, while my education in art history, color theory, and craftsmanship provides me with versatility in desi...
"There's nothing like a brick."
Landscape installation artist and university professor!
January 2012 — January 2013
SWAMPING is an artist collective that I currently belong to and produce work for. In this setting I design and construct scenic elements for concerts and parties and coordinate with SWAMPING directors, musicians, and other crew on major themes.
August 2010 — January 2013
I currently work at Arvato Entertainment, where I maintain the Executive Suite of our Weaverville branch and act as the personal assistant to many of our Directors and Vice Presidents. My responsibilities include organizing corporate events, processing expense reports, making travel arrangements, creating presentations, interacting with clients, managing conference rooms, answering phone calls, and overseeing general office tasks.
The Magnetic Theatre
Freelance Scenic and Prop Designer
January 2011 — May 2012
My responsibilities at the Magnetic Theatre included design and procurement of set and prop pieces for original plays "The Last Laugh," "ROCK SABER!," "Solstice," and "Love Among the Frankensteins;" building and dressing sets; and coordinating with directors, producers, and other crew members on major themes.
The University of the Arts
Work-Study Assistant to the President
August 2008 — May 2010
My responsibilities in the Office of the President included book keeping, maintaining electronic records, greeting guests, answering phone calls, running courier duties, scheduling conference rooms, overseeing curatorial responsibilities for the office's rotating art shows, and assisting with general office tasks.
The International Opera Theater
Costume and Set Intern
May 2008 — July 2009
My responsibilities at the International Opera Theater included producing costume and set pieces for original operas "Romeo y Julietta" and "Iago."
Office and Field Intern
May 2007 — August 2007
My responsibilities at Insignia Films were focused on the production of "Kit Carson," an American Experience film that aired on PBS in February, 2008. I answered phone calls; contributed to research; maintained electronic records; took photographs that appeared in the film; traveled to Massachusetts and New Mexico to assist production, lighting, equipment, and costume workers on set; ran courier duties; made reservations for hotels and meals; and assisted with general office tasks.
University of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, Crafts, concentration in Fibers