I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated with an MFA in Photography from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. I consider myself “a child of the Universe” and have traveled to many places collecting images and connecting artists. I have exhibited my work nationally and have won awards for portraiture as I create art “by any means necessary”. As a master collaborator I co-created an exhibition at the Ingenuity Fest Cleveland in 2010 that showcased poetry, storytelling, music and visual arts. As a teacher I travel to many different spaces connecting children to a myriad of artists and mediums. My photography is currently on view at the Governors residence and I have been commissioned by the Massillon Museum, along with nine other artists, to create a piece for their 2016 Readapt show. My goal as an artist is to bring clarity and solutions to the chaos around us and to make art accessible to all people, especially the disenfranchised in this global community.