I took my first ceramics class in 1973 at the University of Northern Colorado and I have been hooked on clay ever since. I was raised in a military family that moved every couple of years. My biggest influence has been living in Norway during the Mid-century Modern period. I am drawn to the simple, yet stylized designs from the era. I took a break from my art work to have a twenty-three year career in the U.S. Navy. After retirement I went back to what I love to do, ceramics. I make both functional and decorative pottery.