As a professional educator, I am committed to my student's success as metalsmiths, designers, and future leaders in the field.
It is not enough for an education to meet the student's immediate needs: developing technical ability, design sensibilities and a critical eye, and the space to experiment and grow. It must go further, and prepare the students for the unknown future. My goal is to nurture the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment by challenging students with new approaches and ideas, and emphasizing creative problem-solving skills.
I strongly believe that all of my students should embrace high standards in all approaches to metalwork, both traditional and contemporary; practical and artistic. My intent for students to have as many career paths open to them as possible when they graduate.