Wow I can't believe this is year 15 for me here at Santiago. I have met so many wonderful young people and have had the privilege of watching them grow and transform before my eyes. I love it when my students come back and share their experiences and successes. I have observed their talents bloom and dreams come to fruition, it's a wonderful experience for me.
A little of info about me...I am a teacher and a visual artist, designer and special effects artist. I am a UCI graduate. I hold a B.A. in Psychology, a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Digital Arts. I also hold a M.S. in Educational Technology, a M.Ed. in Education and a Clear/CLAD California Teaching Credential teaching credential and CTE Credential in 4 sectors. I am also a certified Adobe Trainer. I am certified in animation, graphics, web design, photography, video production, film and special and visual effects, film history. I continue to stay abreast of the industry standards in art and technology and makeup, prosthetics and special effects. I have been in the entertainment and design industry for 18 years. I have been teaching for 16 years, college 5 and high school 14. I work with various mediums such as photography, film, sculpture, computer graphics, multimedia and mixed media.
I have 2 illustrated published children’s’ books and I am currently writing my first fictional story and some day hope to have it published. I have my own studio and create in my spare time. I work with various arts organizations and volunteer when I can. I am a licensed esthetician, makeup artist and stylist. I am currently working on special effects for small budget films and runway events.
I have two daughters, Chazleigh and Mattisyn and two puppies Santino and Stella Hazel. I love working in my studio, science fiction, Face-OFF, reading, traveling, watching films, taking pictures and video, listening to Blues, cooking, dancing, playing the drums, gardening, work with animals, volunteering and just having fun (oh and shopping).