2022        Who We Are: Portraying Identity, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA (juried)

2022        Fresh, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2022        Creativity, Community & Emergence: Book Artists Finding Hope in Isolation, Cleveland County Arts Council, Shelby, NC

2020        Small Treasures, Cary Gallery of Artists, Cary, NC (juried)

2020        Fresh, Artspace, Raleigh, NC 


2022        Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC

2002        New Zealand Government, New Zealand


2022        AFA Purchase Award, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC

1986        President’s Award, Economics, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC


2022        AFA Visual Arts (Candidate), Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC (expected graduation: July 2023)

2022        Book Arts Intensive, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM (summer/fall)

2011        Certified Chief Technology Officer Certificate (CeCTO), School of Government, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

1991        M.Ed., Instructional Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1989        Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA (attended two years)

1986        BA, Economics, Econo-Management, Communications minor, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

Workshops Attended:

2021        Artist Books with Michele Burgess, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, NC

2020        Book Arts with Daniel Essig, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, NC

2019        Paper Cutting with Beatrice Coron, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, NC

2019        Enameling with Ndidi Kowalczyk, North Carolina State University Craft Center, NC

2019        Metalworking with Amy Veatch, North Carolina State University Craft Center, NC

2018       Enameling Intensive with Anne Havel, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, NC

Teaching and Professional Experience:

2022        Studio Assistant for Ann Marie Kennedy’s plant Papers Papermaking Workshop, North Carolina Museum of Art

2018-2022        Business Owner, Penny Lane Press, Open Hearts Studio, Amplifyva, Raleigh, NC

2013-2018        Media Specialist, K-12 Technology Teacher, Professional Development, MSR, Raleigh, NC

2007-2013        Technology Director, Media Specialist, Technology Teacher, Professional Development Coordinator, Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School, Raleigh, NC

2000-2003        Program Creator, Workshop Teacher, Clerk, Panopoly, Raleigh, NC

1996-1998       Media Specialist, Technology Specialist, Enloe High School, Raleigh, NC

1993-1996        Media Specialist, Technology Specialist, Salem High School, Conyers, GA

Workshops Developed:

2020        Various online art classes created for my business, Open Hearts Studio

2020        Canva Workshop, Wake County Continuing Education

2019        Capturing Moments, Summer Studio, 21 Secrets Online Collective

2018        Professional Development Sessions including 3D Printing, Design Thinking, Canva, Montessori School of Raleigh, NC

2017        Art and Technology Professional Development Retreats and Workshops, CEMCS, Raleigh, NC

2000       Digital Quilting Classes, Archangel Fabrics, Raleigh, NC

Professional Organizations:

The Enamelist Society

Santa Fe Book Arts Guild

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Triangle Book Arts

AFA Visual Arts