Work Experience

June ‘22-Present Library Services Coordinator- Great River Regional Library Buffalo Branch
Manage staff, building, programs and special projects. Train in new staff members and align all staff to GRRL mission. . Coordinate efforts between local volunteer groups and Buffalo branch. Liaise with the Library Board and City Admin. Updating branch to current community needs. Coordinating local collection management projects including new shelving.

Nov ‘17-Present Teesdale Studios, Dassel, MN
Owner, maker and designer of functional ceramics.
Small business management, craft fairs, sales and customer relations.
Partnering with L.Louise Art & Home for classes, art events and gallery showings.

Aug ‘16- June ‘22 Ceramics and Sculpture instructor, Dassel-Cokato High School and ALC in Cokato, MN.
Prepped, planned and educated 3-4 classes per trimester
Developed and realigned curriculum for multiple classes, (in person, virtual and hybrid).
Examined and integrated best practices, improved curriculum and instructional design.
Grew ceramics program by 50%
Other duties include community education classes, night school curriculum development, teacher continuing education curriculum development and training.

Sept ‘14- Aug ‘16 Educational Assistant for Outreach and Teaching Artist, The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA
Studio technician, Managed Claymobile operations; Designed and developed curriculum;
Intern education and management; teaching-artist support;
Assisting with special programming and streamlining operations.
Educator for child/adult classes and special programming at TCS and Claymobile program.
Sales and customer relations in the gallery.
Promoted from Work Exchange/Assisting positions in Dec ‘14. Internship with outreach and gallery.

Academic Background

University of Iowa: B.F.A in Ceramics with Honors and Teacher Education Program
Diversity Dialogue Leader

Professional Associations

Jan 2019-2022 Dassel Art Tour Planning Committee Co-Head
2020 SMAC Project Grant Recipient
Dassel Empty Bowls Planning Committee
NAEA Member
AEM Member
Dec 2018-Present MNWCA
NCECA member
Feb ‘18-Nov ‘19 Howard Lake Chamber of Commerce

Select Exhibitions

April 2024 Small Favors 2024 The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Aug 2019 Shape & Form, a duo exhibition Northfield Artist Guild. Northfield, MN
April 2019 Small Favors XIV. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
March 2019 To the Top! Northfield Artist Guild. Northfield, MN
March 2019 Heroines, Hops and Hounds. Lakes and Legends Brewery. Minneapolis, MN
June 2018 Paradise Center for the Arts, Duo Exhibition, Faribault, MN
Dec 2017 Gifts in the Gallery, Artistry, Minneapolis, MN
April 2017 Small Favors XII: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
June 2016 Community: Potters of the Philadelphia Clay Studio: m.t. burton gallery, Surf City, NJ
April 2016 Small Favors XI: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
January 2016 Our Community: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
April 2015 Small Favors X: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Aug 2014 In Flux, Combined Artist Show in Ceramics: Clayspace Gallery, Lisle, IL
June 2013 Color and Light, A Solo Exhibition: Gallery 107, Clayspace, Warrenville, IL
Nov 2011 Practical Voice Practice, A BFA and Honors Show in Ceramics: Atrium Gallery, Iowa City, IA.
Sept 2010 Two Parts Elephant, Ceramics Group Exhibit: Market/Dubuque Space, Iowa City, IA

Gallery Representation

Red Wing Arts, Redwing MN.
Northfield Artist Guild, Northfield MN.
L.Louise Art and Home, Dassel MN.
Annandale Art and Textile Center, Annandale MN.