Adjunct Professor of Art
Phone: (503) 554-2631
What do you do at Fox?
I teach a variety of classes including Drawing I, Basic Design 3-D and Art History. I also am involved in assisting with the Lindgren Gallery and creating the huge bon fire for our annual Art Retreat at the coast!
When did you start working at Fox?
I started teaching at Fox in 2014, but I am an alumnus of GFU so I’ve been around for a while.
MFA from Eastern Michigan University in Fibers
BA from George Fox University in Photography and Ceramics
I also teach at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, OR.
What is something you’d like to do in the future?
In the future I would like to continue to travel the world and see friends that have moved abroad to Sweden and Australia. I would also like to travel to Canada as much as possible, as it is awesome! I would also like my art to be well represented in the Pacific Northwest.
What is something you’re grateful for, appreciate, encouraged by, or excited about?
I am very grateful to be back in the wonderful community of George Fox. I am constantly encouraged when I get to have one on one conversations with the students here at Fox. I enjoy that we can be authentic in our department. I am also excited to continue to create work and see where it takes me!
I am married to an awesome man, Sherwood, who goes with me on awesome adventures all the time. We have recently moved back from the Midwest and are enjoying reconnecting with friends and the lovely Pacific Northwest. We have two cats, Toph and Momo, who are silly and ridiculous.
What kind of art do you do?
I am a fiber artist. I create my own fabrics with weaving, hand dye silk, cotton and other natural fibers, and I use my sewing machine to draw with. I am an avid collector of reclaim objects such as bird wings and rusty objects that make their way into my art on a regular basis! I am a process artist, so the actual evolution of the artwork from conception to execution can greatly change as it goes along, and that makes me even more excited!