Board Members Speak
I took my first metals class as a junior in college at Miami University with Lin Stanionis in 1983. I was not a very talented student and really struggled with technique but something clicked while making my final piece of the semester and I enrolled in a second class. I have been hooked ever since.
Leading up to Board service: In the fall of 1993, I started as a freshman at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, seeking a degree in criminal justice. Miraculously, I was still enrolled the following year despite uninspired academic performance. I was lucky enough to enroll in a beginning metals class with Sue Amendolara, with the foolish […]
Leading up to Board service: In the fall of 1995 I remember nervously anticipating my first jewelry and metals class taught by Tom Madden at College for Creative Studies. On that first day I had a torch in hand and with Tom’s encouraging words guiding me along I learned to anneal. I was terrified, yet […]
Upon joining the Board, I took on the responsibilities of secretary, liaison to the Volunteer Coordinator, and liaison to the Program Review Committee. In my second year, my responsibilities changed. I am now the liaison to, as well as a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC) for Metalsmith magazine.
I am currently two and a half years into my board service. I am the chair of the Exhibitions Planning Committee (EPC), working with Kristin Beeler, Jessica Calderwood, Nicole Jacquard and Ellen Laing.