I earned my BFA and MFA from The California Collage of Arts and Crafts in Oakland California. My first years at CCAC were spent exploring different media. In my second year I met Viola Frey and Art Nelson and I decided to focus on creating large-scale ceramic sculpture. While my major is ceramics I also pursued a second field of exploration in printmaking. In printmaking my main influences and teachers were Jack Ford and Malaquias Montoya.