I was born and raised in the State of Oregon. The youngest of 14 children. I began taking woodshop classes in middle and enjoyed them very much. A drafting courses and more advanced woodshop classes I attended thru high school years. I was introduced to intarsia while taking a work based program offered community college. I was at a very dark place in my life( after the loss of both parents) and my art saved my life. I hope my pain and joy is felt thru every piece I create.