Born in 1976, in Takilma, Oregon, I first became fascinated with glass when I was attending the University of California in Santa Cruz and met some beginning lamp workers. I was so taken by the medium I ended up moving to Eugene, Oregon to pursue the craft seriously. In Eugene, a hub of lamp working, I started working for Jason Harris, an early pioneer in the field. Since then, I have set up my own studio in Southern Oregon and studied with many professional lampworkers including Robert Mickelson, Roger Parramore and Cesare Toffolo, at Pilchuck and the Eugene Glass School.
Currently, I reside in Southern Oregon with my wife, three children, and dog.
I appreciate the recognition from the events I have participated in this far. I am also thankful to travel the country, see beautiful places, and meet amazing people along the way.
2019 Sun Valley Arts and Crafts Festival, Sun Valley, ID - Best of Glass
2016 Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, UT - Best in Show-Glass
2014 Sun Valley Arts and Crafts Festival, Sun Valley, ID - Best of Glass
2014 Boise Art Museum Art in the Park, Boise, ID - Best of Show
2011 Salem Art Fair and Festival, Salem, OR - Artist Award
2010 Sun Valley Arts and Crafts Festival, Sun Valley, ID - Best of Glass
2010 Art in the High Desert, Bend, OR - Bench Mark Award
2010 Art in the Pearl, Portland, OR - Best of Show
2009 Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale, AZ - 1st Place Glass
2009 Los Altos Rotary Fine Art Show, Los Altos, CA - Mayors Award
2008 Sausalito Art FestivalSausalito, CA - 1st Place Glass
2006 Art on the Main, Walnut Creek, CA - Best of Show
2006 Sun Valley Arts and Crafts Festival, SunValley, ID - Best of Glass
2006 Corvallis Fall Festival, Corvallis, OR - Best in Show
2005 Evergreen Arts Festival, Evergreen, CO - 1st Place Glass
2004 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR - Honorable Mention
2004 Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair, Bellevue, WA - Carol Duke Award - Emerging Artist