I am a graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. In 1999 I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Art Education and Teacher Certificate. While my major was in Art Education I did take interest in other subject areas. I studied Criminal Justice and Criminology. I also took a Coaching and Sport First Aide course where I obtained NFICEP/AESP Coaching & Sport First Aid Certificates. It also alowed me to go out into a nearby school (Exeter Jr. High School) where I helped coach freshman football for two seasons.

While completing my professional training at the university, I was able to study abroad at Temple University Rome. In Rome I studied Art History, Painting, Drawing and the Italian Language. It was a wonderful experience.