Employment began February 2004, still in the same position.
B.F.A. in Painting from Grand Valley State University, 2000
I am most proud of my three grown children, Sara, Nate, and Chris for becoming amazing human beings who are strong, loving, and responsible.
I draw inspiration from nature, the original artist, and from the biomimicry movement.
The Road Less Travelled by Scott Peck. He offers invaluable guidance for becoming your own person, making wise decisions, and navigating life as a young adult.
That they can feel comfortable asking what they want to know, within reason, of course!
I wouldn’t want to live in any other time period prior to today due to the suppression of women’s rights.
Fulfillment of my creative nature, and the amenities that come with being part of a creative community.
It’s getting better every day!
West Michigan/Grand Rapids is pretty ‘Midwest’, but the proximity to the Lakeshore, National Forests, Chicago & Detroit offers something for everyone.
That we see our students as people, not numbers.
Try to see yourself at your parents’ age doing what you say you want to do now.
I dream every day.