I was born in Terre Haute Indiana where I resided until coming to Louisville, Kentucky to study at the University of Louisville where I received a degree in business. I later returned to U of L to get a dental degree and a specialty in Prosthodontics. I obtained a full-time teaching position at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and taught and practiced there for 35 years until retirement.
Since retirement, I have found a new love in Art. It is wonderful activity that stimulates my creative brain, connects me to nature, relaxes me and provides a rewarding feeling of accomplishment. I paint in acrylics and oils and love to paint animals, florals and others that catch my interest. It is a constant learning experience for me, since I had no formal art training prior to my retirement.