Currently, I am Assistant Professor and Co-chair of the Fashion Department at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I have received my MFA in Costume Design from Florida State University, as well as my BFA in Fashion Design.  While pursuing my master’s degree, I continued to improve my skills while learning different methods of surface design through design assignments.  These skills are still evident in my personal design work, both fashion and textile, that are showcased today. 

In addition to teaching, I also run a small business, where I display my handwoven designs to regional markets. I feel very strongly about sustainable fashion, and source my weaving and sewing materials domestically here in the United States. Aside from my formal fashion and costume background, I am also an avid urban gardener who practices sustainability.