I'm so excited to get started teaching art at PFMS!
I grew up in Massachusetts and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in Art Education, from UMass, Amherst. I then tought art for a number of years in Massachusetts before moving to State College. I have been the head coach of the State High Girls' Cross Country team as well as an assistant coach for the Girls' Track & Field team since 2005.
I enjoy working in all mediums but especially enjoy painting. I often incorporate running themes into my art since running is also such a big part of my life. I competed in three Olympic Trials and traveled all over the world as a professional distance runner. While traveling, I always made sure to bring my sketchbook with me and made sure to take plenty of pictures to use as reference and inspiration for my art projects.