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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• Entrepreneur and proprietor of Shadow Elements -Fine arts business,2002-present.
• Entrepreneur and proprietor of Dragons Equinox-Fashion Design business, 1991-2002.

EDUCATION:
• Completed Stained Glass Studio I & II Courses at Lehigh County Community College, Fall 2003.
• Attended Kutztown University , 1991 – 1996, Studio Arts: Photography major, achieved BFA.
• Attended Kutztown University , 1992 – 1996, Related Arts: Creative Writing major.
• Attended Lehigh County Community College, 1985 – 1991, English major.
• Achieved my GED in 1982.
• Attended Regional Summer School for the Arts, 1980 – 1981, no degree offered.
• Attended Northwestern Lehigh High School, 1969 – 1981, Business major.

HONORS & AWARDS:
• 1st. place in Artist’s Emerge International competition, “Expression.”
• Dean’s List, 1990 to 1993 & 1996 for 3.50 gpa.
• 3rd. Place in Photography at Scenic River Days Competition, 1994.
• Who’s Who Among Students in American Jr. Colleges , 1990 – 91 for Outstanding merit and accomplishment.
• Editor’s Choice Award from The National Library of Poetry, 1989 for “Riddle Space” (poem).
• Won RSSA (Regional Summer School for the Arts) competition to attend summer workshops for 1980.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
• Caring for a colony of feral cats since 2005.
• Painted and donated a birdhouse to Parkland Festival of the Arts for “The Art in Your Heart”birdhouse auction on 5/20/06.
• Volunteer work for Reading Public Museum cataloging Native American artifacts and exhibition set-up, summer of 1995.
• Invited by Barbara Schulman (Prof. of Fibers at Kutztown University) to instruct and demonstrate slide photography to the Craft Senior Seminar class, fall semester 1996.
• Invited by Paul C. Laincz (Associate Prof. of Photography at Kutztown University) to display and discuss my photographic series with the Studio class, fall semester 1996.
• Volunteered my services to coordinate over 30 artists, musicians, and craftspeople into the “Fine Arts and Crafts Open Studio” 11/28/1998.