Ikebana Education
• Instructor Training, Ikenobo International Headquarters, Kyoto, Japan
• Certificates in all Studient and Instructor levels, Ikenobo Ikebana Socieity
• Beginner-Advanced Level Instruction, Sogetsu Ikebana Society

Ceramics Education
• Porcelain throwing and carving,  celedon glazes,  Amy Klein, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada

. American Udu and Djembe Ceramic drums, Joe Agu, Nigeria (Igbo)
• Mata Ortiz Mexican Handbuilding, Jerardo Tena
• Japanese Tea Bowls, Masakazu Kusakabe-Sensei
• Modern Japanese Ceramic, Clay Planet
• Advanced Throwing and Deconstruction, Rodney Mott, Sierra Nevada College
• Throwing Large Pots, Shugi Ikeda, Sierra Nevada College
• Covered Pots and Teabowls, Brian Higgins, Sierra Nevada College
• Throwing Techniques, Kathy Koop, Sierra Nevada College
• Ceramics, Independent Study, Studio One
• Ceramics, Independent Study, Potters’ Studio

Graphic Design
• Photoshop, Tim Griffin, Sierra Nevada College
• Photography using Polaroid SX 70 Film Manipulation

Color Theory–University of Michigan.

Academic Education
• Post-Graduate, Professional Certification in Organization Development and Training, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
• Post-Graduate Course Work in Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin
• MA American History, Oakland University
o BA Art and Art History, Minor Music Performance, Oakland University/University of Michigan
o Two-dimensional Studies, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Professional Certificates
• Mediation Certificate, Pittsburgh, PA Mediation Center
• Real Estate Development, National Development Council
• Real Estate Development in Redevelopment Areas, California Redevelopment Association
• Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Administrator and Instructor Qualified, Otto Kroeger Associates
• Section 106 Historic Preservation Projects, Advanced Federal Projects and Contracting, General Services Administration, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
• Certified under Secretary of the Interior’s Standards in Architectural History and History.

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