I grew up in Germantown, Maryland where I once viewed a sunset and learned that crayons didn’t capture the beauty that I tried to recreate. If only I had had a camera. My interest in the art field began at an early age while studying ballet. I began interpreting the world through the lens of a camera while I was a teenager and obtained a B.F.A. in photography from Shepherd University. After college I spent five years employed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2000 I received an M.S. in Elementary Education from Radford University work with students in the Frederick County Public School system.
Currently I have been working on a project called 52Frames, which is a weekly on-line photo challenge designed to guide the photographer though creative and technical challenges on a weekly basis. I have participated in all the challenges presented so far, beginning in January of 2014. The different themes have pushed me to create images and focus on developing my portfolio as well as involve my family and friends in the artistic process.