State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz, New York
Masters of Fine Arts 2013 (pending graduation)

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York
Bachelor of Arts in geology. minor in studio art, ceramics concentration 2005

Related Work/ Teaching

Internship: Steven Montgomery
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Fall 2012
Provided assistance in all aspects of studio practice.

Professor of Record
State University of New York at New Paltz, NY. Spring 2012
Structured and instructed undergraduate level ceramics course.

Teaching Assistant/ Instructor
Foundations Department, State University of New York at New Paltz. Spring 2012
Introduction to Design: Form, under Professor Suzanne Stokes.

Teaching Assistant/ Instructor
Foundations Department, State University of New York at New Paltz. Fall 2012
Basic Ceramics, under Professor Bryan Czibesz.

Kiln Coordinator
State University of New York at New Paltz, NY. Fall 2012
Supervise the operation and logistics of 13 gas and electric kilns. Coordinate kiln facilities maintenance

Forestry and Agricultural Agent
US Peace Corps Zambia, Africa. 2009
Implemented Agro-forestry methods and strategies Trained communities in efficient, environmentally and economically sustainable farming practices Assisted individuals and groups with small business development Studied traditional crafts and building techniques, such as tool making, woodworking, and building construction Designed and built furniture and structures using many traditional methods

Ceramics Instructor
Zeno Mountain Farm Lincoln, VT. 2008- present
Four years of experience as a counselor at Zeno Mountain Farm, a non-profit organization that runs camps for people with disabilities. Created and facilitated a summer ceramics workshop.  Ceramics students include people living with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, and Cognitive Delay.

Artist Apprentice to Toshiko Takaezu
Quakertown, NJ  2005-2006
Managed the operation of studio, kilns, and property Assisted artist with all office and studio work Entrusted with the mixing of clay-bodies, glazes, and firing of important works of art  Responsible for handling and repairing ceramic pieces using epoxy, fillers, and colorants Carefully handled, packed, and shipped artworks to locations around the world Worked closely with prominent museums and galleries, organizing shows, transporting works, and handling sales and donations Created a substantial body of personal work, showed and sold artwork

Ceramics Studio Manager  
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY.  2004-2005
Responsible for kiln operations and studio maintenance Organized clay and glaze materials and mixed glazes  Teacher’s assistant: instructed students with clay skills and techniques


2012-2013 ANDRAH graduate scholarship
2012 Graduate Teaching Assistantship
2012 MFA scholarship
2004 Adirondack Trust Award


2013 (upcoming)
The Samuel Dorskey Museum
New Paltz, New York
MFA Thesis Group Exhibition

House of the President of the State University of New York
New Paltz, New York
Juried Group Exhibition

The Clay Studio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ninth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Show
Juried Group Exhibition

The PRAG Gallery
Cheswick, Pennsylvania
Group Exhibition

Studio of Toshiko Takaezu
Quakertown, New Jersey
Apprentice Exhibition

Spring Street Gallery
Saratoga Springs, New York
Group Exhibition

Case Gallery
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Group Exhibition

Schick Gallery
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Juried Group Exhibition: winner of Adirondack Trust Award