Art is everything to me! I have been lucky enough to have a diverse, inventive and resourceful career. After graduating from Moore as an illustration major, I began working as an illustrator and an art teacher. I then became an editor for Random House, where I eventually was a research assistant, illustrator and photo stylist for Costume Jewelry by Harrice Simons Miller. While collecting and selling vintage clothing in NY, I published Collecting Vintage Fashion & Fabrics, 1995, Alliance Publishing, Inc.
I later received an MFA from Seton Hall University in Museum Professions with an emphasis in costume and textile studies. I also did graduate work at the Fashion Institute of Technology, William Paterson University and the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts. I interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in costumes and textiles and stayed to work at The Costume Institute. During this time, I also worked as a curator at several museums in New Jersey.
I found my art education at Moore to be invaluable in the careers I chose, in forming friendships, and in keeping balance and harmony in my life. From my days at Moore to the present, I have nurtured and maintained strong, close relationships with classmates. I believe the best way to pay it forward is to give back. In March 2007, I endowed a scholarship at Moore honoring my classmate and friend, Moore alumna and faculty member Debby Larkin.