Dean of Arts
I grew up in rural New Hampshire, where the trees vastly outnumber people. In 1999, I moved to Colorado to attend Fort Lewis College in Durango, majoring in Psychology and Art. I spent a few years working in the field of substance abuse before deciding to become a teacher. In 2006, I moved from Durango to Denver, and earned my BFA and teaching license from Metropolitan State University of Denver. In my free time I love to hike (I got married on top of a 14,000 foot mountain!), backpack, play sports, snowboard, watch baseball (my favorite team is the Red Sox), and travel. The countries I have visited so far include Mexico, Canada, France, Iceland, Costa Rica, Thailand, Ethiopia, and India. My favorite thing about traveling is meeting new people and learning about their cultures and traditions. I began working at KCAA in 2012, where I have taught Visual Arts and Language Arts, and coached Softball and Basketball. I absolutely love being an art teacher because it combines my three biggest passions: connecting with people, making art, and constantly learning new things.