Assistant Art Heritage Coordinator at Mesa County Valley School District #51

I am a native of the part of Northern California that is considered by many to be more Oregon than California. Far from the urban centers, blue-collar, with blazes of surprising liberality.
I now live in the part of Western Colorado that is considered by many to be more Utah than Colorado. Over the considerable barrier of the Rockies from any urban area, ranch and mining country with flashes of neo-liberal outdoorsy environmentalism.

I am a working artist, a mother, an educator.

When you want to get something done, is it better to just keep your head down and go a little underground, or is it better to make some noise and get all that...

Perhaps it’s a vestige of the agricultural heritage here in the Grand Valley in western Colorado, but our school children are released for the summer in...

I never want to know ahead of time which kids are “those” kids. When I walk into a classroom, ready to teach a unit on art, I don’t want to know which kid is...

Grand Junction, Colorado is one of those western towns that can’t really decide if it wants to be progressive or good ol’ boy. Maybe the longtime residents just...