I was born in New York City, grew up in Westchester County and have lived in Brooklyn, NY most of my adult life. I began studying art at The New School for Social Research in NYC. Later I received my MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute. I also have an MA in Art Therapy from NYU and am a Licensed Art Therapist in NY State. I also worked for a couple of years in a fabricating shop creating architectural metal furniture and sculpture.