As an interdisciplinary thinker and creator who brings artists, arts organizations, community stakeholders, educational institutions, and businesses together to create dynamic, collaborative learning opportunities through art, I have worked with over 70,000 people of all ages and abilities to create community-engaged art projects that support public outreach, community development, and arts-based learning.
With over twenty years of experience as an artist, educator, arts administrator, and experienced diplomatic communicator, I have developed a reputation as a creative problem-solver and analytical thinker who is adept at managing large-scale, community-focused art projects, events, and installations. Accordingly, I provide outstanding project management and a combination of creative and strategic thinking to build targeted programs that solve problems through the creation of art. Dedicated to promoting meaningful arts experiences, I encourage interactions between artists and non-artists to build community and interconnectedness through temporary and permanent public art projects—humanizing the built environment.
We are all part of an interconnected ecosystem. Thus, it is imperative that people make choices and create habits that limit negative impacts on our society and the environment. I create works increasingly characterized by the use of reclaimed materials and collective participation.
Continually investigating and experimenting, I seek to use materials and processes that are environmentally safe and sustainable, and which reduce: landfill waste, microplastics in our waterbodies, and toxins in our bodies. By incorporating the methods of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle into community projects, art-making processes become a means of modeling sustainable practices.
Artists, musicians, and others whose work inspires public audiences, either by intent or circumstance, have an opportunity and responsibility to use their platforms to shepherd positive change, which is precisely what I aim to do through my professional endeavors.