Born in the suburbs of Baltimore I moved to Boston to study engineering at Tufts University. Eventually I studied art history at Tufts and painting and drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Art history became a supplement to my studio practice.
For the last 10 years I have been an exhibiting and teaching artist. In 2004 I moved to Brooklyn to attend Pratt Institute. I currently teach art history at Hoftsra University and Mercy College, and during the summers I teach art history and studio art to high school students through the Pratt Institute Pre-College program.