BIO

Personal Profile

Illustration by Dan Fontes

Through sustainable practices and re-use of recovered materials I work to create beauty as a reflection of the natural environment. I work to highlight the intersection of systems with community-integration and interactive place-making. My work is inspired by my Finnish American Heritage created with respect and adoration of nature and creativity as an essence of human existence produced with design. My works are guided by inspiring “awe” and wonder. 

Education & Professional

2002

UMASS

Mentorship

Board of Directors

Bachelors Degree in Individual Concentration: Cultural Studies of Dress and Gender Under the formal mentorship of Professor Nelson Stevens

2008-Present: Formal Mentor, Dan Fontes: mural, watercolor, illustration, restoration, public art, exhibitions

 

2016-2018 Mentor, John Pugh: mural, public art 

2021-Present Board of Directors, Finlandia Foundation Bay Area Chapter 

2021-Present Board of Directors, Rock Paper Scissors Collective 

2019-Present: Board of Directors, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

2008-2012: Board of Directors Member, Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation