I grew up near New Richmond, Wisconsin. I attended UW River Falls as an art major, studying art metals and blown glass; later transferred to UW Stout, where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art metals in 1991. I currently live in Polk county Wisconsin, where I continue to create artworks in metal, wood and found objects. I have expanded my range in the last few years to include furniture and sculpture, adding the jewelry I have done for 20+ years. I have been doing timber framing for 10 years, and established my own construction business in the Summer of 2009, specializing in timber framing.