For over six years I have focused my interest on helping creative communities grow.
After graduating with a BFA from Grand Valley State University I began working with several grassroots art initiatives. These experiences led me to pursue an MPA with an emphasis on nonprofit management also at Grand Valley State University. In 2005 I began promoting and working with the Avenue for the Arts as a part of the Dwelling Place Neighborhood Revitalization Department in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
I am a practicing artist who shows regularly. I work towards providing accessible methods for artists to publicly exhibit work; encouraging artists to develop their professional skills and facilitating relationships that help artists and the public creatively grow communities.