About

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Growing up in a family of professional athletes and training for the 2014 Sochi Olympics taught me the comfort of waking up each morning knowing the order of events that will pan out – a daily routine of training, structure and gearing towards a goal. Then a head injury ended my bobsled career and suddenly there was no more routine. Until I was forced to break out of that routine, I could not break out the real me: the artist. My creations are the result of emotions that pour out, seeking composition and balance; A blunt reflection of the layers of who I am and what I ultimately strive for in life.

Each mark on my panels consists of vibrant colors from acrylics to spray paints. Every stroke transcends from personal experiences and endeavors, ultimately allowing me to achieve balance, composition, and pattern. It is through participating in and breaking out of this routine that I am able to create and satisfy my need for comfort and repetition. Achieving success isn’t the goal, the process is. And through that process we grow from experience.

Education

 University Of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
B.A., Art History-History
Sept. 2005 – Aug. 2009

University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
M.A. Candidate, Art Education
Sept. 2010 – May 2011

Highlights

Maxbats
Major League Baseball Bat Co.
Painted original artwork on bats
January 2014 – Present

Tae Mcmillan
2012 London Olympic Heptathlete Designed and painted her javelin
2012

USA Olympic Training Center Athletes
Designed and painted: Skeleton sleds, Helmets, Biathlon rifles.
2011-2012

Appearances

Original Mural on the Bagnell Dam Strip
Live painting at Hot Summer Nights
June 2014
Lake of the Ozarks, MO

Sperry Top-Sider
Invited to celebrate Sperry’s 1 year anniversary by customizing and hand painting shoes
March 2014
Osage Beach, MO

Contributions

American Heart Association
Donated art to raise money for cardiac research
Atlanta, GA
2014

Nationals Dream Foundation
Donated art to raise money to make people’s dreams come true
Washington, DC
2014

Ian Desmond’s End Neurofibromatosis
Donated art to raise money for people affected by Neurofibromatosis
Washington, DC
2014

Smiles for Preston
Donated art to raise money for surgical procedures for a little boy named
Preston who was born with Moebius Syndrome
Des Moines, IA
2013

Smiles for Owen
Donated art to raise money for surgical procedures for a little boy named
Owen who was born with Moebius Syndrome
Des Moines, IA
2014

Career Wardrobe
Donated art to raise money to help women with clothing, career skills,
and confidence necessary to transition to work.
Philadelphia, PA
2014

Happy Snow Flow
Designed art for winter Apparel Company
Germany
2014

Dream 2014 Campaign (Fields of Growth International)
Design Coordinator for Team Uganda Lacrosse Federation
Uganda
2014

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