1990-1994 BFA Alfred University, Alfred NY – Metal and Hot-glass sculpture

1992-93 Welder Training and Testing Institute, Allentown PA – Concentration of Mig, Tig, Stick and Flux- Core Welding

Continuing Education

2001 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -Student of Lino Tagliapietra.

2000 Pilchuck Glass School- Student of Dante Marioni/Ann Wahlstrom

1993 Pilchuck Glass School- Student of Michael Scheiner


2011 Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA – Juried Artist grand prizewinner Red Hot Auction.

2003 Pilchuck glass School scholarship

2000 Pilchuck Glass School scholarship

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Look! See? Traver Gallery Seattle, WA

2009 “Signals” Traver Gallery Tacoma, WA

2000 “Human Factor” Priceless Works Seattle, WA

Group Exhibitions

Feb 2014-Jan 2015 The Colors and letters of Jeremy Bert and Jen Elek Museum of Glass

2012 “50 x 50”- 50 Artists 50 Years of Glass -Muskegon Museum of Art

2012 “John Miller and Friends” Tacoma Museum of Glass-Tacoma, WA

2012 “Convergence Zone” Bellevue Arts Museum-Bellevue, WA

2012 “This is Glass” Bumbershhoot -Seattle WA

2011 “Florescent Ball”-Museum of Arts and Design NY

2009 “Blue Room” –Mary Karnowsky Gallery-Berlin, Germany

2008 “Living Legacies, Homage to a Maestro” -Tacoma Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA

2008 “World Glass”- Traver Gallery- Tacoma, WA

2007 “Glass Now” Glass on the cutting edge-Traver Gallery Tacoma WA

2006 “Pilchuck Glass Exhibition” – Traver Gallery-Seattle WA

2006 “Burning Ideas: Contemporary Visions in Glass- River Tree Center for the Arts-Portland ME

2006 “As we Glow Forward” Museum of Neon Art- Los Angeles CA

2004 “Cocktail and Barware Show” Houston Center for Contemporary Art, Houston TX

Teaching Experience

2012 Co-Teach with Australian artist Netty Blair “Eating your Way Through Design”-Pilchuck Glass School-Stanwood WA

2012 Instructor-Beginning Glassblowing with Denny Youth Program for at risk youth -SCHACK Arts Center- Everett WA

2011 Keynote speaker/ Instructor 2 week class- AUSGlass Conference-Sydney Collage of the Arts

2010 “The Glass Hunger” –Instructor- Pilchuck Glass School -Stanwood WA

2007-9 Ramen’s Hall Project-Lead instructor- At-risk young adult female art therapy program-Museum of Glass -Tacoma, WA

2008 “Tools of the Trade” Instructor-Pilchuck Glass School- WA

2007 Bezalel Art Academy- Jerusalem, Israel-Visiting artist/Instructor -7 day workshop

2006 Checco Ongaro/ Ben Moore-Pilchuck Glass School-Teaching


2005 Johnathan Seliger- Pilchuck Glass School-A.I.R Assistant

2005 Butter Eaters Visiting Artist Workshop-Alberta College of Art and Design

2002 Josiah McElheny / Jan Eric Ritzman- Haystack Mountain School of Crafts- Teachers Assistant

2000 Nancy Callan-The Studio At Corning Museum of Glass Corning NY-Teachers Assistant

1999 Butter Eaters -Fall Workshop-Toyamma Glass Art Institute- Toyama Japan. Group demonstrations-Instructor

1998 Beginning Bronze Casting-Pratt Fine Arts Center- Seattle WA Glassblowing Experience

2001-present Lino Tagliapietra glassblowing team-Mukilteo/Seattle WA

2011,2006 Gaffer- Pilchuck Glass School- Stanwood WA

2011 Lino Tagliapietra- Artist assistant -session 6-Stanwood WA

2011-12 Preston Singletary- glassblowing assistant-Seattle WA

2010-11 Kiki Smith-Gaffer- Special projects in glass- Mukilteo WA

2000-07 Sonja Bloomdahl- glassblowing assistant-Seattle WA

1999-2002 Josiah McElheny-glassblowing assistant-Seattle WA

1998-2006 Ginny Ruffner-Gaffer-Assistant glassblower-Seattle WA

2000-2003 Jenny Pohlman/Sabrina Knowles-glassblowing Assistant-Seattle WA

1996,1997, 2000,2001 Chihuly Inc.- Metal fabricator- glassblowing assistant on private and public projects.

2011,2012, 1995-97 Denny Park Glass Studio-Fabricator-glassblowing assistant

Welding Fabrication Experience

1995-200 Spiral Arts-Glassblowing equipment fabrication- Combustion systems, welding, mold making, international hot shop installations. Representation

2000-present Traver Gallery Seattle WA

2000-present Vetri international-Seattle WA

Permanent Collections

Museum of Glass Tacoma WA

Toyama Glass School Museum-Toyama Japan


Autumn 2004 Art Quarterly, The Urban Glass Review, Article by Matthew Kangas

Nov. 2007 Sunset Magazine- JBJE Artists- Gift ideas- Production ceramics


2003- present Pilchuck Glass School Annual Gala-Seattle WA

20011,2012 Museum of Glass- Tacoma WA

2007 Poncho Gala-Seattle WA