So, after dropping out of College of Charleston thirteen years ago while pursuing history and physics degrees, I spent a lot of time drawing and developing my own style, but I had never tried printmaking. I eventually decided to take a metalsmithing class as Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC, and the teacher suggested I look into the print program there. So I followed that through, got my Associate’s from there, and then enrolled in East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. The teacher from the community college (Ben Billingsley)was so great that I decided that that’s what I wanted to do; I wanted to help people who were lost by being a teacher. It’s sort of cheesy to see it written out here, but I don’t think I would have gone back to school if it had not been for him. So I am currently still here at ECU, working to get a legitimate degree. After that, about a year or so, I’ll go somewhere for grad school, which will be a whole ‘nother thing entirely. Things seem as though they can get ‘concept-y’ pretty quickly in grad school, and all I really want to do is make pleasant, interesting pictures.