I was born in Grinnell, Iowa. I received a BA from Upper Iowa University, a MA from the University of Iowa, and MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Currently I call Albuquerque, New Mexico home, where I am pursuing several art-related projects. My work, which is about memories–tragic, humorous, and everything in between. I experiment with ironic and often unrecognizable imagery. My work is an investigation of the unexpected associations that are created by combining fragmented materials through collage.