I studied fine art at SUNY New Paltz. After establishing and growing a successful photography studio, I made a change and returned to my first love of jewelry design and fabrication.? I am a metalsmith primarily, but I also dabble in stones, beads, leather, resin, clay, and anything else I find laying around that can be up-cycled and incorporated into my handmade jewelry. I own reMADE, a store in Beacon, NY which showcases handmade goods from local, Hudson Valley maker, craftspeople, and artists. I was raised in the Hudson Valley and have lived here for most of my life. I’m raising my children here now with a healthy dose of sarcasm and hiking.