I was born in rural Missouri in 1994. I spent the majority of my childhood playing outside on my family’s farm and in the adjacent woods. In 2016 I received my Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from the College of the Ozarks where I first encountered clay. I immediately fell in love with Ceramics. I also fell in love with hiking at this time as it recalled the same explorative nature as my childhood play. Currently, I am a graduate student at Texas Tech University due to achieve my Masters of Fine Art in 2021.