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
The Butler Institute of Art Annual, Youngstown
Newman Art Gallery, Cleveland
Spring Studio, New York City
Pentagon Gallery, Cleveland
Beachwood Museum, Beachwood
The Beck Center, Lakewood
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
Cleveland Print Room
Cleveland Public Art Committee
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.
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.
“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
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