Iowa State University – 2016-2017
Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Minor in Russian Studies

Iowa State University – 1996-1999
Art & Design, Advertising, Russian Studies
Undergrad course work
Study abroad to Moscow, Russia

Continuing Art Education

Classes Online

  • Christy Tomlinson – 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas, She has Three Hearts, She Art I and II
  • Donna Downey – 48 Weeks

Classes In person

  • Donna Downey – The Big 40, Pan Pastel from the Heart, She Is Strength, Watercolor Whimsy, PanPastel Painting, Paint Like an Artist: Stencil Art, Techniques in Color, Vintage Chic, Metamorphosis
  • Dina Wakley – Art Journal Play Series: Listening & Layering, Strong & Powerful Women, Beyond the Ink Pad, A Face in the Crowd, Conquering Color; Dina-Style Art Journaling, Art Journal Folio Joy of Gelli Printing, Chunky Technique Book, Multi Surface Journal Exploration, Media Board Shrine
  • Pam Carriker Visual Journaling Workshop
  • Dyan Reveley – Art Journal Extravaganza, Doodling in Your Journal, Anatomy of a Page, Painted Background, Using Imagery in Your Journals, Art Journaling Painty Extravaganza, and a few more
  • Tim Holtz – Creative Chemistry Live 101/102
  • Lanecia Rouse / LAR Art – Lent Art + Prayer Encaustic Workshop, Wabi Sabi + Pottery Art Workshop, Advent Art + Prayer Workshop



Freelance Artist, Writer, Photographer, EditorĀ 
I tackle freelance projects in areas of design, editing, photography, and fine arts. Projects include: CD covers, book jackets, feature photography, dissertation editing, presentation graphics, brochures, book editing, and more. I am also a published mixed media artist and paper crafter. (Additional examples of projects and publications are linked on my portfolio page.)


Other Work and Contract Experience Includes

  • Director of Communication and Marketing, Admin Support
  • Study Guide Publication Coordinator, Editor, Writer, Designer
  • English Teacher and Department/Level Coordinator
  • Community Center Assistant Director
  • Customer Care Representative
  • Barista
  • Retail Sales Associate