Forensic Artist: located in California, serving worldwide.
To enhance my skills and remain current in my knowledge and abilities, I've attended Law Enforcement POST training courses and am fortunate to have been trained and mentored by some of the best in my field. This includes Advanced Methods in Forensic Art - a workshop taught by the renowned Forensic Artist, Karen Taylor (author of Forensic Art and Illustration), and one-on-one intensive training from Gil Zamora, creator of Compositure Methodology (also famed for his work on the Dove commercial).
Expanding on my undergraduate degree in art history, I earned my masters degree in Library and Information Science in 2015. With a strong appreciation for interdisciplinary approaches, I borrow techniques from a variety of schools of thought in my work - this includes cognitive psychology, forensic anthropology, and human behavior to name a few.
In addition to police artistry, I've performed work for the Page Museum - La Brea Tar Pits where I rendered the first 2-D facial reconstruction on the only human excavated from that site, the La Brea Woman. She was dated at approximately 9,000 years old. I have worked in the paleontology field by excavating, cleaning and preparing fossils for research. Additionally, by working with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles as a Museum Preparator, I assisted with dinosaur reconstructions and taxidermy for upcoming exhibits. Every project I have had the honor to work on has contributed to my expertise and ongoing curiosity in the many aspects of scientific art and human cognition.
Order of the Good Death - Founding Member - 2013 to Present
Can You Identify Me? - Forensic Art Advisory Board Memeber - 2014 to 2018