In 2021, I retired from teaching high school art, then transitioned to an artist in a healthcare career. A Michigan native, I transplanted to South Dakota in the early 90s. I have led workshops for art teachers  and adults and taught children of all ages. My present work focuses on creatively engaging elderly populations within care settings and bringing arts interactions to adults with disabilities. I employ a variety  of two- and three-dimensional fine art, crafts, and basic music experiences. I prefer to mesh a bit of art or music knowledge within the making and doing to provide participants a sense of accomplishment  and originality.