Art

Education

MA, Art Education - Case Western Reserve University

BS, Art Education, summa cum laude - Case Western Reserve University

Certificate in Studio Art, Cleveland Institute of Art

Painting and Printmaking, Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy

Life Drawing and Painting workshop, Bennington College

Selected Exhibitions

Juried Shows:

The Butler Institute of Art Annual, Youngstown

Newman Art Gallery, Cleveland

Group Shows:

Spring Studio, New York City

Pentagon Gallery, Cleveland

Beachwood Museum, Beachwood

The Beck Center, Lakewood

Honors

William Grauer Award for Excellence in Studio Art, Case Western Reserve University

Kennedy Award for Excellence in Art Education, Case Western Reserve University

Experience - Teaching

White Plains High School, New York

University School, Hunting Valley, Ohio

Fairmount Fine Arts Center

Cleveland Museum of Art

Board Member

Cleveland Print Room

Cleveland Public Art Committee

Civic Life

I have been involved in the civic life of Cleveland for a number of years, professionally and personally. I am one of the founding members of the Cleveland Colectivo, a local giving circle. I have served on the boards of the Tremont West Development Corporation, the Plain Press, and LiveCleveland.

Cleveland Foundation

Project Director, Greater University Circle – implemented the Living Cities Integration Initiative as part of a five city cohort, with a focus on “creating jobs, income and ownership opportunities for Cleveland residents.” The initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership that has advanced employment opportunities, small business development, and community wealth building.

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Senior Program Officer – responsible for the management of the Cleveland Neighborhood Partnership Program, a $1.6 million annual budget, multi-year, comprehensive support program for select community development corporations. Responsible for grant management, program evaluation, capacity building/ technical assistance as well as the creation of specific marketing initiatives and events. 

Tremont West Development Corporation

Director of Commercial Development – responsible for developing an award-winning commercial support program. Coordinated fundraising, grant administration, events and marketing, training, internship and volunteer programs, and an historic preservation program for storefront façade improvements.

Western Reserve Historical Society

Exhibit Department Manager - responsible for the management of the design and installation of historical exhibits, and for the production of related graphic materials.  

The Cleveland Children’s Museum

Director of Museum Programs – education program development and evaluation. Prepared grant report for science and education programming - supervision of education department staff.

Program Awards

“Bright Idea” John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University                                                                                                          

Ohio Live - Award of Achievement in Community Revitalization                                                

Dominion and Inside Business Magazine Community Impact Award                                                              

 Additional Trainings

Certified Economic Development Finance Professional, National Development Council

Certified Main Street Manager, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Cleveland State University College of Urban Affairs – Neighborhood Leadership Program