Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
Bachelors of Arts, Fine Arts – Park University, Parkville, MO.  Summa Cum Laude

  • Emphasis on fibers and illustration
  • Departmental Honors, Fine Arts
  • Fine Arts Award in Excellence

Professional Experience:
Adjunct Faculty – MCC Maple Woods College, Kansas City, MO (2010 – 2012)

  • Drawing I, II, III, IV
  • Watercolor Painting

Instructor – Alphapointe Association for the Blind, Kansas City, MO (2001 – Present)

  • Adult art classes for individuals with vision loss or blindness, including deaf/blind
  • Fibers, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting, and other media
  • Oversight and curriculum development of Creative Arts Program
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, 2011, Recognition of 10 years of Service

Director – BlueScope Foundation, Kansas City, MO (1999-Present)

Visiting Artist Lectures & Workshops:
Cass County Student Art Show Judge (2011, 2013).  Grades 4-12, approx 90 entries
Ozanam Home for Children – Workshop teacher – paper-making and silk dyeing for
middle school and high school youth in transitional living program (2009-2010).
Pleasant Hill Quilt Guild – Workshop teacher – silk dyeing (2009).
Missouri State Quilters Guild –Workshop teacher – surface design (2007)
CampFire USA– Workshop teacher/art judge – Explorer Program (2004)
Accessible Arts – Workshop teacher – printmaking (2004)
Kansas State School for the Blind – Workshop teacher – weaving (2003)

Related Community Experience:
ArtsTech – Board of Directors (2010-current)
One-to-One Reading Program -Weekly literacy volunteer for elementary school children
Powell Gardens – Facilitated tour of sculpture exhibit for blind adults (2010)
Niles Home for Children – Participated in mock-interview day with students in the “Would You       Hire You” program (2010-2012).  Continuing Education Workshop facilitator (2008)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Facilitated tactile gallery visit for blind adults (2008)
Kemper Museum of Art  – Facilitated tactile gallery visit for blind adults (2007)

2012 Rambling River Fiber Artists: Traveling exhibit at various galleries across Missouri
2009 Maple Woods Fibers Exhibition
2008 Kaw Valley Gallery, Kansas City, KS
2008 River Market Art Show, Kansas City, MO
2007 Missouri State Quilters Guild Annual Exhibition
2007 River Market Art Show, Kansas City, MO
2006 Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
2006 Campanella Gallery, Parkville, MO
2005 Amelia Earhart Art Show, Atchison, KS
2004 Maple Woods Art Competition:  work selected for permanent display on campus

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