In 1988, after graduating with a degree in English, I started working for production jewelers, Lewis and Hubener, where I stayed for two years. Understanding that I wanted to earn my living with my hands and with my eye I moved to the Bay Area, took a few workshops and began making my own jewelry in 1991.
For two years, in Oakland, I ran my business out of a Murphy bed closet. Since then I have lived, again, in New Paltz, NY, and have now settled in Western Massachusetts. With a view of birch trees and a river we swim in during the summer, my studio is in a converted factory building filled with other artists. I feel continually inspired to develop new designs and play with new materials and techniques.