After earning a BFA in Drawing and Painting in Green Bay (and becoming a Packer fan) I moved to Minneapolis where I lived for 7 years. I went to Phoenix in '01 to get an elementary ed certification. Although I planned to go back to Minneapolis, I guess I kind of didn't. I've been a teacher for 15 years now, and for the last six of them an elementary school art teacher. I love it. I started grad school this year with the intent to become a licensed art therapist and maybe someday move up to northern AZ with my dog, Wynn. Life is really good and I'm thankful.