I am blessed to have lived an adventure-filled life full of opportunities and advantages that some would envy and others would fear! My career history may look more like a maze than a path, but there is one continuous thread that connects all of my vocations. Being creative is at the core of everything I do.
With a BA/Psych degree from Hendrix College, and a MA/Communications from UALR, I left my job at IBM and became an entrepreneur. After several apprenticeships, I developed a line of women's ready to wear which I sold through all of the domestic major markets from 1983-1995. What began as an offshoot of the apparel line turned into to a series of one of a kind jewelry which I still create.
My background in fashion design lead to a wardrobe position for a feature film being shot near Shreveport, LA where I lived from 1989-1995. I became intensely involved in the film business and was a founding board member of the North LA Film Organization. I branched out to work as a makeup stylist, set coordinator, production manager, director, and producer. My crowning achievement may be the documentary I produced in the then-Soviet Union in 1991. I also enjoyed doing voice work for commercials and being in front of the camera for four years as the host of "Artscene", a weekly TV show which aired regionally.
I spent the next ten years attending marketing seminars and taking courses in a myriad of art mediums before settling on ceramics. In 1997 I followed my heart to New Mexico where I worked in film, held three positions as a Marketing Director, owned two art boutique galleries, and developed a line of crafts which I sold via a wholesale-only website and trade shows. I returned to AR in 2010 to be with my Mother and now work full time as an artist/craftsman. The places I have lived remain a part of me and are reflected in my art.
As a forever patron of the arts, I have founded three ongoing art festivals and served on the B of D of over 13 arts organizations.