Raised in Wheatland, WI, I moved from the country to the city to attend the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2004. In 2008, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Communication (Graphic) Design.
I soon launched Mb Designs, designing brands/graphics for clients throughout the MKE/Southeast WI area and greater Wisconsin at large, while also designing in-house for a local corporation. I eventually made my way to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW), the state's largest provider of HIV care, treatment and prevention services, where I am currently the Graphic Communications Manager.
I've been very fortunate, as my design work has been awarded recognition and published nationally in Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) and in the American Design Annual. In 2018, I was recognized by GDUSA as a "Socially Responsible Designer to Watch".
In 2013, I started taking an interest in photography, mainly with the use of my camera phone. Rather quickly my shots were getting noticed. Later in the year Mb Squared Photography was born out of my passion for traveling the state of Wisconsin and capturing all that this Midwestern gem has to offer in photo.
In 2015/2016, two of my photos were selected and installed in the Appleton Houdini Plaza "One Great Place" show, showcasing photography of Appleton. Recently, my photographic artwork has shown as part of Gallery Night & Day and Bay View Gallery Night (BVGN) throughout Milwaukee. Annually, my photography hangs at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) and the Walker's Point Center for the Arts (WPCA) as part of their members' shows.
In my spare time I enjoy antiquing, camping/hiking, vegetarian cooking, reading, painting/printing and hitting the road with my camera, a good ol' iPhone 6S, and Moment optical zoom lens attachment.
I currently reside in Bay View, WI, a Milwaukee community.