My interest in three-dimensional arts began in high school. In 1993, while living in Vail, Colorado, I was hired by the Golden Bear of Vail to work in their metalsmith/jewelry studio. In Colorado I was surrounded by many artists and learned numerous methods of building jewelry. I work primarily with fabrication and forging techniques and all of my creations are made from sterling silver sheet or wire. Each piece is cut out, formed, forged, fabricated, and finished completely by hand.