"I have a passion for building community. For the past 14 years, I have taught pottery classes at local community centers through Metro Parks. I now serve as the Director of Centennial Art Center where I continue to help build community through the arts. Although my sculptural work is done primarily with clay, I often include ‘found objects’ in my sculptures. This element of 're-use/recycle' in my artwork is a process that affects how I live and keeps me more mindful of the earth--it helps me be a better steward of what we have."