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I have always loved and practiced art since I was old enough to finger paint or hold a crayon! I attended Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts with a Minor in Psychology from Appalachian State University in the mountains of North Carolina. After college, I managed and also taught classes and private lessons here in Ocala for five years at two local Art Studios. During those years, I had the privilege to experience teaching several media of art like: ceramics, painting, illustration, and other various 2D and 3D courses to people of all ages including: children, adults, and the elderly. I have even taught some of my fellow teachers at Fort McCoy! In my free time, I like to play the guitar, go fishing, hang out with my three dogs, and of course create artwork!
Last year, I embarked upon my career as a teacher in the public-school system. I was a long-term substitute for 8th Grade Art History and an advanced class for both 2D and 3D design for middle schoolers at Lake Weir Middle School. This is my first-year teaching at Fort McCoy and my first year teaching elementary students. I could not be more ecstatic about sharing the world of art to such a wide range of ages and feel so lucky to have the opportunity. Art truly is everything and I cannot wait to create with everyone!