Born and raised in Rochester, NY. A graduate of Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, BSN from Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY and MPA from the College at Brockport, NY. Returned to the College at Brockport, NY in 2009 to complete a second undergraduate degree, BFA in Studio Art - Drawing concentration, graduating
December 2012. When not drawing can be found listening to music, reading, walking, training for a cycling fund raiser, gardening or getting together with friends and family.