I am a furniture designer and builder who lives and works in Scottsdale, Arizona. Born and raised on the East Coast, I studied at Wesleyan University to earn my bachelor's and master's degrees. After teaching graphic arts for more than 10 years, I turned to period-piece renovation and construction in 1978. In 1984, I moved west and began to devote my efforts solely to contemporary, sculptural furniture design, and construction. As the owner of my one-person studio at Zenith Design, I'm responsible for all phases of design, construction, and marketing of my work. I am an arts activist and, before moving to Scottsdale, I lived in Salt Lake City for 15 years where I was involved with the Salt Lake Arts Council (SLCAC), the Salt Lake Art Center, and the endowment fund development committee of the Utah Arts Council. I also managed Salt Lake's Vital Arts Gallery as a volunteer executive director for three years and have curated several major exhibitions. I was tapped to serve as a trustee of The Furniture Society starting in 2005 and served as treasurer, vice-president, president, and chair of the society's development committee. My term of office ended in 2011, but I remain an active and involved member.