I learned the art of jewelry making from my fathers, Ralph and Robert, and named my studio "R&R Legacy" to honor them. They were both master silversmiths, each with a unique approach to the craft. I spent my childhood summers making and selling jewelry on the streets of Manhattan and at craft fairs with Robert, and my winters in New England working in Ralph's workshop and store. Since then, I have traveled the country, apprenticed with other metal smiths and experimented with every material and medium I could get my hands on. In addition to my experience in jewelry studios, I received my BFA from The School of Art and Design at WCU with concentrations in sculpture and painting.