I was an art student at American River College and Sacramento State University. I had the opportunity to studying with some incredible people who were teachers in the truest sense. They showed me ways to express myself by telling visual stories. They are Doug Dertinger, Linda Gelfman, Sarah Mattson, Tom Monteith, Rodney Mott, Betty Nelsen, Nigel Poor, Mick Sheldon, Nick Shepard, Diane Richey-Ward, Patricia Wood, and Brandy Worsfold. Since graduating I try to find ways to continue making work. I miss critiques. I miss the studio. I'm grateful.