I am currently a photographer for The Freemans' Journal/ Hometown Oneonta Newspaper. I also am a Coordinator at the Oneonta Teen Center where I teach art classes in various mediums including mask making, drawing, giant puppet making and more. I am frequently hired by Orpheus theatre to paint drops for their performances.
I recently finished my first book cover for 'The Einstein Sisters Bag the Flying Monkeys" by Irving Wesley Hall.
Attended two years at Sage college in Albany , three at The School of Visual Arts in NY under such great artists as Steve Brodner, and Ju Chung
I received my Associates Degree in illustration at Sage college in Albany, and received my Bachelors in Illustration The School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition, I studied photography and graphic design. I also have experience in set painting, large scale puppet and costume building as well as mask and prop making.
2003-2006 Bachelors’ in Illustration, School of Visual Arts
2001-2003 Associates’ in Illustration, Sage College at Albany
Jan. 2013: Director of Oneonta Teen Center under the YMCA
April 2008: Designed logo for private business TUNING IN...TUNING UP
Feb. 2008: Designed cover for "The Einstein Sisters Bag the Flying Monkeys" by Irving Wesley Hall
2006-Present: Scenic Artist for Orpheus Theatre. Sets include: Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, Cabaret, Bye, Bye, Birdie, and the creation of the four Audrey II plant puppets for Little Shop of Horrors.
2010-2011: Scenic Artist/ Prop maker for The Oneonta Stage Players. Worked on Always, Patsie Cline, A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, The Odd Couple (female version) and Frankenstein:1930 in black and white.
2010-Present: lead photographer for Hometown Oneonta Newspaper.
Sept. 2006- Dec 2012: Director of Youth Activities, The Oneonta Teen Center
-Organized, supervised, and planned concerts, events, classes and fundraisers.
-Taught creative classes in mask-making, sculpture and toy making.
-Designed posters for events and other promotional items including logos and writing press releases.
Oct ’04-Apr ‘05/Sept ’05-Apr-’06: Child Care Provider Asst.. Virginia Day Nursery
- Assisted 2-4 yr. Old children prepare for meals, nap time, playtime, and activities such as reading and art.
- Helped 2-4 yr. Old children develop reading and writing skills through reading books, object recognition, etc.
- Assisted School Age children (7-12) with mathematics, English and art projects.
June-Aug 2006: Camp Counselor/ Teacher, Camp Emerson
- Managed and oversaw bunk activities and organization of 12 boys.
- Taught two classes daily in Archery.
- Taught Classes in cartooning and mask making.
- Helped construct theatre sets, props, and large-scale puppets.
Nov 2003: Design selected for Sage College Thanksgiving card
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