EDUCATION
2011-2014: Master of Fine Arts, Blacksmithing – Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
2000-2004: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Alfred University School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY
2000: Graduate of Avon Old Farms HighSchool, Avon, CT 

TEACHING
2016: Mechanical Relationships - Penland School Of Craft, Spruce Pine, NC
2016: Studio Based Learning Program - Haystack Mountain School Of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2015: Hammer Making - David Norrie School of Blacksmithing, Berthoud, Co
2015: Exploring Line in Space - Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2015: Hammer and Tong Making - Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
2015: Barbecue Utensils - Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne, NY  
2014: Hammer Making - David Norrie School of Blacksmithing, Berthoud, Co
2014: Hammer Making And the Striker – Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne, NY
2013: Beginning Blacksmithing – Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
2011: Beginner and Intermediate Blacksmithing – Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
2009-2011: Intro to the Metal Shop; Night Welding – 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
2003: Sculpture Instructor – Bucks Rock Creative and Performing Arts, New Milford, CT

EXHIBITIONS

2017: Forge: invitational Exhibition, Delyth Done, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
2016: Transitions: Juried Exhibition, Professor Heiner Zimmerman, Chris Porcarelli, Jokum Lind, Elspeth Bennie, Delyth Done, Belgium
2015: Fire On The Mountain Blacksmith Exhibition: Curated by James Viste, Twisted Laurel Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC
2015: The Table Adorned: Curated by Lori Gipson, National Ornamental Metal Museaum, Memphis TN
2014: Craft Forms: Juried Exhibition, David R. McFadden and Bruce Pepich, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA
2014: Animal Instincts, Metalsmith Magazine exhibition in print: Juried Exhibition, David Bielander, David C. Freda, Bruce Metcalf
2014: Open Field Running: Juried Exhibition, Brooke Marks-Swanson, Gary Schott, Minneapolis, MN
2013: 43rd Mid States Craft Exhibition: Juried Exhibition, Julie Farr, Evansville Museum of Art, History And Science, Evansville IN
2013: Craft Forms: Juried Exhibition, Lena Vigna, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA
2012: Critical Forum: Juried Exhibition, Ivy Cooper, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale Il
2012: Toe River Arts Council, Forged Exhibition, Spruce Pine, NC
2011: Toe River Arts Council, Forged Exhibition, Spruce Pine, NC

AWARDS
2015: NICHE Award Winner
2015: Craft Forms, Jurors Choice Award " Moving The Field Forward"  
2014: Society for Midwest Metalsmiths Merit Scholarship  
2013: NICHE Award Finalist  
2013: Evansville Museum Members’ Merit Award
2013: Jeanne Bowman Ellenstein Purchase Award and Museum Contemporaries Purchase Award, Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville IN

DEMONSTRATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

2017: Dehn Foundation Visiting Artist Series, Manchester Community College, Manchester CT
2016: California Blacksmith Association, Oktoberfest Conference Demonstrator, Cazadero CA
2016: Austin Community College, Assistant Demonstrator to Jake James, Austin TX
2016: Pennsylvania Artist Blacksmith Association Conference Demonstrator, Easton PA
2016: ABANA Conference; Assistant Demonstrator to Jake James, Salt Lake City UT  
2014: Visiting Artist Demo; Tool Making for the Power Hammer, SUNY Purchase, Purchase NY
2013: Fire On the Mountain; Blacksmithing Conference, Spruce Pine, NC
2012: ABANA Conference; Assistant Demonstrator to Claudio Bottero, Rapid City SD

EMPLOYMENT
2015-Present: Blacksmith Coordinator and resident smith - The Center For Metal Arts / Ice Forge
2014-2012: Research Assistant for Rick Smith, Blacksmith Department Head – Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
2009-2011: Custom Fabricator – Total Metal Recourses, Brooklyn, NY
2007-2009: Self-Employed Blacksmith/Sculptor – West Pawlet, VT
2005-2007: Blacksmith – Hubbardon Forge; Castleton, VT
2004-2005: Stainless Steel Welder – Adeptus Arts Studio and Gallery; Washington Depot, CT

PUBLICATIONS
2014: MFA Thesis Work - The Anvils Ring
2001: “Brooklyn Blacksmith Forges Crafty Belt Buckle” – New York Daily News