Growing up in Southern California, I was the kid who loved to make things, This creative curiosity fueled me to complete my B.A. in Art History and Chemistry at Cornell University and my M.A. in Fine Art at California State University at Fullerton. Working in the museum at Cornell, I found I could combine my interests in art conservation. This led me to work at the Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, The Frederick R. Weisman Art Collection and many other private collections. At the same time, my own creative work led me to co-own and run a small gallery as well as continue to do commission work for public and private clients.