Board Members Speak
I was invited to be on the board late 2012 and, while hesitant at first, thought it would be a great opportunity for me to give back to an organization and community that has supported my work for many years.
I have always admired SNAG for its unique mix of critical thought and useful knowledge sharing. I truly felt It would be both challenging and rewarding for me to work with this important organization.
I first learned about SNAG as an undergraduate and have always considered it a beacon in the field of metalsmithing. It wasn’t until being asked to co-chair the annual conference that I got a chance to see some of the inner workings of the organization. This opened my eyes to the opportunity to get more involved and help support the organization that over the years has brought me numerous opportunities to meet others in the field and continues to feed my enthusiasm through conferences, exhibitions, and other sharing of information to keep me inspired and continuously learning new things.
I was first introduced to SNAG in graduate school in the mid-nineties and I have enjoyed the sharing and camaraderie of the metals community while learning so much about the craft. For a while I was the Technical Editor for SNAG News and it felt good to be part of the organization that helped inspire me in the arts. I felt that by joining the board, I would be able to contribute more to promoting our craft and SNAG.
What led you to be on the board?
Throughout my career, people have helped me in so many ways. In 2006 I had the opportunity to serve as co-chair of the SNAG Conference in Chicago. It seemed only natural that I might continue with that desire to help bring inspiring and practical speakers, exhibitions and events to so many talented metalsmiths who come together annually. Plus it felt like a great opportunity to give back.