I was born and grew up in the Wasatch foothills of central Utah, where I had some wonderful art teachers along the way. I learned to love the creative process and seemed to know early on that teaching art was what I needed to do.
So, after graduating with a Bachelor's of Art from Brigham Young University, some graduate work at the University of Utah, and a brief stay on the Oregon coast for my first year of teaching, it was then to Berkeley for a Masters in the History of Art.
That was when my wife and I moved our little family to Ukiah, a quaint town in northern California, where we have lived for more than forty years, thirty-five of those spent as an art and pottery teacher at the secondary level. We love the redwoods and being so close to the coast.