I received a BFA in Photography from the University of Michigan in 1990. I moved to NYC in 1992 to work for Matt Mahurin whom I had met at The Art Kane Photo Workshop where I was a student as well as an assistant (summers of 1989-1991). I also had the opportunity to have workshops/classes with Larry Fink, Duane Michals, and Jay Maisel to name a few. My life took a turn away from photography as a career when I chose to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in 1997. I have always continued to photograph and I am now making transitions in my life and bringing my photography to the foreground again.