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Along the way I’ve learned to embrace my inner geek. I don’t shy away from it anymore. I dig film, photography, Star Trek and cats! I love playing pinball, video games, and I’m a DIY foodie! I have a thing for technology and get nerdy with gadgets. I’m curious by nature and for me life is all about learning new things and meeting new people. This passion for knowledge fuels me as a professor teaching photography, video and social media to students in the School of Media, Art & Design. In fact, I just received my PADI scuba certification and I’m going back to school this fall for my graduate studies! Teaching at Durham College has reinforced this as my mantra. I love what I do at Durham and commute over 120 km one-way just to get campus! When I’m teaching I aim to keep my lessons accessible with lots of energy, a little bit of humour and always a touch of fun! Making my students feel comfortable and confident in the studio environment is paramount in preparing for future success.

Here’s a little bit more about me. I’m an artist, photographer, art educator and cultural advocate with a background in not-for-profit communications and public relations. I studied Applied Photography at Sheridan College and have an honours degree in Art and Multimedia from McMaster University. I’ve worked with notable not-for-profit organizations such as the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, IDEA | EXCHANGE, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener Area (CAFKA), Art Gallery of Burlington, and Oakville Galleries. My photographs have been exhibited in Canada and the United States and I’ve had my photos published in the Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, Waterloo Region Record, Azure magazine, Canadian Art magazine and in numerous Canadian exhibition catalogues.  I believe in giving back to my community and I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Grand River Film Festival. In 2013, I was honoured with a top 40 under 40 Award in Waterloo Region for making a difference in my community.

Now you know a bit about me. Don’t forget to connect with me online or say hello when you see me around campus this year!

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”
– Thomas Henry Huxley

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Trekkie, photographer, cat lover, foodie.

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