Originally from the Moundsville, WV area. Attended Fairmont State University (then Fairmont State College), first in Electronics Engineering for a year before entering the Architecture program. While at Fairmont, interest and appreciation for the built environment deepened. Left WV to attend graduate school at Miami University, then worked for several years in Pittsburgh, PA. Recently accepted a position with a Pittsburgh architecture firm’s new Morgantown, WV office, and working to improve the area with interesting and thoughtful design.