Xavier University                Cincinnati, OH 2011          B.F.A. – Concentrations: Fibers & Art History

Art History Thesis: “Gustave Baumann Color Woodcut Printmaker” Fiber Thesis: “Green Textures”  - Natural Dye Study                                                                                                                         

 Indiana University           Bloomington, IN   1987                     M.B.A. - Organizational Development/HR

Northern Illinois University   DeKalb, IL1978                           M.S. Child & Family Relationships

 University of WisconsinMenomonie, WI     1969                       B. S. Home Economics Education



Weaver’s Guild of Greater Cincinnati                                           Shibori Weaving by Catherine Ellis, Loom Based Tapestry by Mary Zicafoose,

Mixed Warp Weaving by Cheryl Muckenfuss

Arrowmont                           Gatlinburg, TN                                   Color by Grier and Dyeing by Whitesides

Split Rock Arts                     Duluth, MN                                              Fabric Collage by Susan Brandeis


Exhibitions & Awards

  • Durham Craft Market - Juried Member 2019

  • Centerfest, Durham, NC - Juried Member 2019

  • Durham Holiday Market - Juried Member 2018

  • Durham Art Guild, 2018, Juried “Pebbles Along The Road” & “Urchins” ;

  • Raleigh Fine Arts, 2016 Nest 1, collected.

  • Dayton Society of Painters & Sculptors & Dayton Printmakers Cooperative Juried Exhibition – “Protection” monotype print and “Sharon Woods” woodcut print

  • Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati Members Challenge Juried Exhibition – “Protection One”, Blue Ribbon Award Winner

  • 4th Biennial Fitton Center Member Showcase – “Stand Up, Stand Down” monotype print (Sold) and “Canyon Pine” woodcut print

  • 2013 Purchase Award “Tolerance is Thin”, Art at the X, Multicultural Expressions of Faith, Xavier University.

  • New Impressions, Tiger Lily Press at Clifton Cultural Arts Center – May 3 to June 1, 2013 “Sharon Woods” & “Canyon Pine” Colored Woodcut Prints

  • 26th Annual Materials Hard & Soft – February 8 to April 5, 2012 National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition, Denton, TX – “Breaking the Surface” - Silk organza rock resisted & indigo dyed wall art.

  • Greater Hamilton Art Exhibition – March 16 to May 31, 2013 “Pebbles Along The Road” - Silk organza rock resisted & natural dyed wall art.

  • Blue Ridge Fiber Show, Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild, Inc.  – October 2, 2012 to January 2, 2013, “Corn, Sweet” – Silk Shibori weave, fustic and indigo dyed.

  • Textiles In a Tube 2 – Riverworks Gallery, Greenville, SC May 23 to June 22, 2012 “Pulled In All Directions” - Silk organza rock resisted & cochineal dyed wall art.

  • Solo Senior Thesis Show “Green Textures” – April, 2012- Xavier University Department of Art, Cincinnati, OH

  • Women’s Club of Cincinnati Scholarship Award – April, 2012 & Weavers Guild Art Show



Surface Design Association

Triangle Weavers, Inc.  - President (current), Treasurer (2016-2018); Instructor “Natural Dyes” & “Printmaking with Thickened Dye”

Handweavers Guild of American

Durham Arts Guild

Artspace, Raleigh NC


1987-2008 (Retired 7/1/08)            Whirlpool Corporation      Benton Harbor, MI

·       Division Director, Midwest Contract Sales, Cincinnati, OH:  Sales leader to builder channel insix states with 6 territory managers and 4 service support reps.  Total revenue of $74m & up including national builders & regional distributors.  Staff development & performance management.  Annually flat or under budget of over $4m including customer incentives.  Leader in division profit margin. 

·       Director, Human Resources, Benton Harbor, MI:  Recruiting, talent pool management and communications for Logistics, Sears Sales & Marketing and Technology groups.   

1978-1985    Department of Children & Family ServicesSpringfield, IL

·       Migrant Head Start Director:  Staff of 4 professionals to develop 6 local Head Start programs for 800-1000 children annually throughout State of Illinois with combined grants of $900,000.   President, National Migrant Head Start Director Association in 1983-84.

1973-1978             Children’s World – Center Director            Schaumburg, IL  &   Instructor – College of DuPage - Child Development                        Glen Ellyn, IL

1971-1972              Salvation Army – Day Care Teacher           Chicago, IL

1969-1971              Maine East High School – Teacher             Park Ridge, IL