I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. I attended Buffalo State College for Art Education and Ceramic Design, graduating in 2010. After working for two years working as a production screen-printer for a greeting card company, I was accepted in graduate school at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In May of 2016, I graduated with my MFA in Ceramics from SIU. Since graduating my time is divided into multiple roles including program Coordinator at Carbondale Community Arts, a ceramicist, and a teacher. I am fortunate to make my work at White Roof Studios the studio of Harris Deller.