Degrees and Certifications:
I am from Abilene Texas, born in 1979. After high school at Jim Ned I went to Cisco Jr. College for two years before joining the Army in 1999. I was honerably discharged in 2002 and eager to go to college. I chose to attend Hardin Simmons University and in my second year decided to pass through the art building and ran into Martha Kiel my highschool art teacher. She was the chair of the Art Department and a great educator, she lead me to become an artist and introduced me to photography and ceramics. After HSU I went to east Texas for graduate studies in art at Texas A&M-Commerce. I studied under Barbar Frey who is very kind and a wonderful artist. These two teachers inspired me to teach and I try to take how and what they taught me and share it with my students. This is my fifth year at Dalton where I am certified and teach Art.