Alma is a native of Asheville, NC. She has been weaving baskets since 1987, and designing them since 1995. She specializes in twill and eclectic designs that showcase color and weave variation. She has designed and written patterns for more than one hundred baskets. She has taught at the North Carolina Basketweavers Association and Indiana Conventions. She has taught all levels of basket weaving at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Bevard College, Greenville Hospital Craft Program and Arrowmont Craft School. Currently, she is holding private classes in her own studio. She served on the MCBA Board as editor of The Readers' Report for fourteen years. In 1998, she was convention coordinator. She has been the president of the Blue Ridge Basketmakers since 1996. Alma is past president of the North Carolina Basketweavers Association, which has over one thousand members. In 1996, Alma studied basket weaving with Lyn Siler, who has written and published many basketry books. Her greatest pleasure is sharing her knowledge of basketry.