I am passionate about meeting new talent, specifically illustrators and writers new to children's books. I regularly speak and present workshops at SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) conferences, both national and regional, as well as art schools across the country. This invigorates me in my day to day life and my hope is to inspire creators in their work. I have served as a thesis advisor for graduate students in the visual narrative programs at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore and School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. Please feel free to email me to schedule speaking engagements, workshop presentations, or portfolio reviews.