2010-2014: University of Nebraska, Lincoln:  MFA in ceramics.

2008-2009: Alfred University:  Special Student in ceramics.

1999-2002: Gettysburg College: B.S. in biology.


2015-19: Lecturer, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY: Intro to Ceramics, Beginning Wheel Throwing.
 Teacher of Record,University of Nebraska, Lincoln: Beginning Ceramics.

2012: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nebraska, Lincoln: Analysis and/or Composition, Perceptual Drawing.

2010: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nebraska, Lincoln: Gail Kendall’s studio.

2010-2012: Ceramics Instructor:  The Smithy Center for the Arts, Cooperstown, NY.  The Smithy is a non-  profit gallery and ceramics studio.  I have intermittently taught their 8-week ceramics classes which meet weekly the winter of 2010, spring 2010, and fall 2012.  Position involves class design and instruction, kiln firing, and glaze formation.

2009:  Sacred Arts Workshop, Bryn Athyn, PA. I taught a one-week intensive ceramics workshop as part of the Summer Institute at The Academy of the New Church.

2007-2008:  Apprenticeship with Karen Karnes.  Morgan, VT.  This position developed fluidly:  I was responsible for the firing of Karen Karnes’ gas kiln, material preparation, packaging of work, etc.  In exchange, I was given extensive time and space in K.K.’s studio to develop my own work in conversation with K.K.


2019: “In Good Company”, Red Lodge Clay Center. 
           Cooperstown Art Association Holiday exhibition.
2018: Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour, western MA.
           Fingerlakes Regional Pottery Tour, Ithaca, NY.
           Worcester Center for Crafts Pottery Invitational, Worcester, MA.
          “Pottery Invitational”, Bone Creek Museum, David City, NE.
2017: Worcester Center for Crafts Pottery Invitational.
           Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour, western MA.
2015: Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, Demarest, NJ.
2014:  MFA Thesis Exhibition: Form in Place. April 13-18th. University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.

                  Lilstreet Art Center. NCECA Milwaukee. March 21-25th. Midwest faculty and their students.

2012:  Lux Center for the Arts Cup Show. Juried by Gail Kendall

2011:  Many Paths: The Legacy of Karen Karnes.  Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC.  Invitation.

2010:  Arts in Harmony.  Elk River Area Arts Alliance, Elk River, MN.  Juried by Bob Toensing and Lance Kiland.

                  Functional Relationships.  Mississippi Mud, Columbus MS. Juried by Robert Long and Matt Long.

                  8 Fluid Ounces. LSU, Baton Rouge, LA.  Juried by Andy Shaw.

2009: Objects of Virtue.   December 2009.  Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.  Juried by Julia Galloway.


2010-present: Co-owner of a 200 acre farm in upstate NY known as Cairncrest Farm. Cairncrest Farm raises grass-fed, organic beef, pork and turkeys with the highest standards of animal care and quality.  Farm Website.