I was finishing up my Associateís Degree in Graphic Design at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville Florida when I decided I was not ready to end the college experience and wanted to explore more art. I switched my major to Drawing and attended The University of Florida. While I was there, I began to take classes in clay sculpture. I was hooked. I enjoyed painting and drawing but clay was to me, the ultimate medium. I minored in clay sculpture and received Bachelors in Art Education. Teaching art became a priority for years, and I started painting two years ago to re-energize my personal creative goals.