My training has been in both stone cutting and silver mountings. I have been trained in all levels of silversmithing and have taken classes form both Mack Thornton and Ralph Gielis both of whom have extensive history in designing and producing Southwestern style jewelry. My work has been and is being exhibited in galleries, festivals, museums, and fairs around Indiana, Arizona and North Carolina. I have been awarded first place in Indiana State Fair Professional Division and the same at the State Fair in North Carolina. Currently, I am teaching Cabochons, channel set inlay, silversmithing and intarsia at Fayetteville Technical College, North Carolina. For me it is a pleasure to watch students begin in the lapidary arts and grow beyond what they thought they could ever accomplish in Jewelry making.