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Abridged Curriculum Vitae

Career Summary


Fifteen years of experience in creative academic education.  Demonstrates passion for shaping the aesthetics and creative practices of young artists and designers; crafting innovative projects and teaching strategies.  Leadership roles on committees for curriculum development and technology implementation.

Strengths focus on computer-aided design & manufacturing, studio techniques for studio jewelry artists, project research & development, fast-paced multi-tasking environments content development and the presentation of research.

2012     Prism Engineering

Horsham, PA

SolidWorks Training Certification

2004-2006     University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Non-profit Administrative Certificate

1996 - 1999     Temple University's Tyler School of Art

Philadelphia, PA

MFA | Metals / Jewelry / CAD-CAM-RP

Approaches projects with passion and enthusiasm. Demonstrates a strong work ethic and a strong appreciation for creative collaboration.

Committed studio jeweler and artist.  Well-versed in current art, craft, design, social media, technology, and material culture zeitgeist and academic discourse.

1990 - 1994     University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

BFA | Major: Metals / Jewelry Minor: Sculpture + Geology


Professional Experience

Educator | Maker | Designer | Craftsman | Leader

8/2014 - Present

* Strategic design thinker

* Creative, diplomatic and assertive leader

* Art directing for project development, exhibitions and creative output

* Organized, goal oriented, multi-tasker with a strong multi-disciplinary background

* Strong communication, writing & editing skills

* Decisive critical thinker with a keen attention to detail

* Passionate about art & design, current styles & trends

* Extremely resourceful, self motivated, strong work ethic, honest and responsible

Technology Snapshot

Digital Tools


Operating Systems: MAC [Yosemite] + Windows [8]

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (3D Modeling, Rendering, Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping Analysis Tools, Reverse Engineering)


Rhino 3D 5.0, TSplines, KeyShot, Flamingo 2.0

Magics RP, B-View, SPI Modelworks, Geomagic Wrap

Microsoft Office Suite 2011 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Lightroom, DreamWeaver, Acrobat Pro)


Graphic Design, HTML Web Design, TopMod, Blender, Grasshopper, Solid Works

Studio Techniques


Traditional metals/plastics skills include casting (investing, wax modeling, etc.), hydraulic press for die-forming metal, lathe & milling, stone setting, acetylene and natural gas soldering; experience with photo-etching, rubber mold-making, aluminum & titanium anodizing, forging, sinking and raising, heat forming and vacuum forming of plastics, cold construction techniques.

Sculpting/Mold Making/Casting:

Traditional clay and Styrofoam sculpting/prototyping techniques.  Lost wax bronze and aluminum foundry casting, Mold making processes - Ceramic Shell, sand molds, Alginate, silicon rubber, and plaster

Professional Affiliations + Memberships

ACC | American Craft Council

AC-METAL - Academic Metals List-Serve


CAA | College Arts Association

NAPW | National Association of Professional Women

SNAG | Society of North American Goldsmiths

MOMA | Museum of Modern Art

FWM | Fabric Workshop and Museum

Moore College of Art

Philadelphia, PA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Classes Taught

Intro to Metals, Jewelry Concepts, Projects in Digital Fabrication

8/1999 – Present

The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Classes Taught

Computer Portfolio, Computer-Aided Modeling I & II, Graduate Presentation & Defense, History of Industrial Design, Advanced Metals Studio, Computer Science, History of Motion Media and Mass Communications

2001 - 2006 + 2011 - 2013

Temple University's Tyler School of Art

Philadelphia, PA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Classes Taught

CAD CAM I + CAD CAM II, Senior Metals & Plastics, Stone setting, Color & Metals, Casting & Moldmaking, Metalsmiting, Plastics

2009 - 2011

Towson University

Towson Maryland

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Classes Taught

Digital Object Design, Digital Concepts: Image & Surface, Visual Concepts, Digital Tools & Concepts

2004 - Present


For over ten years I’ve been an integral part of SIGGRAPH’s Studio.  The Studio at SIGGRAPH is a popular venue focusing on interactive, hands-on technologies. The Studio offers an open lab environment to scientists and artists with high-end 2D and 3D printers (RP output systems and sophisticated 2D and 3D scanning technologies). The Studio is a bridge linking state of the art design, 2D printing and 3D production technologies with the creative community, both arts and the technical. Artist residencies, innovative project development, digital education and hands on creative experiences are The Studio’s mission.

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