Currently hold the position of
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
at Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
My museum career began in 1998 at The Chicago Arts Club.
Under the direction of Patrick Smith, I was given the opportunity to work directly with Blue Chip artists such as Kusama, David Hockney, Chris Burden, Cornelia Parker and Louise Bourgeoise.
Since then I have steadily advanced my skills and position working in a wide variety of Museums including:
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
Museum of the Living Artist
San Diego New Children's Museum
The New Americans Museum
The Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture
Comprehensive understanding of museum practices across departments.
Ability to develop, negotiate and maintain partnerships including temporary and permanent loan agreements, donations and acquisitions
Development of timelines and ability to maximize use of budgets
Exhibition design including structures, narrative and content
Responsible to address administrative and site/structural challenges
Curation, research, art and artifact handling
Engaging enthusiastic, productive and collaborative staff
Independent creative initiative, highly motivated
Passionate public speaker
At The New Americans Museum I worked with Director Gayle Hom to build and prepare the museum for the Grand Opening. The museum includes an exhibits gallery, a learning and research center and a recording studio for the collection of oral histories from immigrant groups of San Diego.
Pink Bridge by Maurycy Gomulicki
At the New Children's Museum, San Diego I was chosen by several of the commissioned artist to be Lead Preparator to strategize and implement the installation of their vision. For these challenging projects I selected and directed installation teams, maintained artist partnerships, developed diagrams and estimated material purchases.