Born and raised in the American Southwest, I have spent my life traveling and experiencing the beauty of this amazing landscape. From an early age I was introduced to the timeless aesthetics of silver and turquoise. After pursuing a career in archaeology I began a new journey working with my hands and heart. Under the tutelage of Randy, “Bubba” Shackelford and Jock Favour in Prescott, Arizona and with a deep appreciation for the work of Native silversmiths, I have begun a new chapter in my life.
Like the first smiths and plateros of the Southwest, I create one of kind tufa cast ingot, hand wrought, coin silver jewelry. Incredibly labor intensive, this method produces jewelry that is classic, timeless, and truly one of kind. I create my work to be worn and experienced. Like an old friend, a good bracelet or ring tells its own stories and reminds us of the incredible journeys we all have. The traditional methods of construction I use results in work that can be worn for a lifetime and like our shared stories and experiences can be handed down for generations.