I was a bicentennial baby born into an old school Roman Catholic family in Salt Lake City, Utah. As soon as I graduated from high school, I moved to the Bay Area and spent the next ten years of my life in school, starting with an incredibly lucrative classical philosophy degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga. After a brief three-year return to my parent’s basement after graduation, I moved to San Francisco and received a MA in Visual Criticism from CCA in 2003 and a MFA degree in CCA's Creative Writing program in 2004. I have since been very fortunate to work for some of the city’s best art spaces. Before accepting the Gallery Manager position at the San Francisco Arts Commission, I was Associate Director of Southern Exposure and have worked for SF Camerawork and New Langton Arts (RIP). I’ve also been a freelance writer for the past ten years and have published reviews and art criticism for Frieze, Bay Citizen, Sculpture, Contemporary Arts Quarterly, the Journal for Aesthetics and Protest, Artweek, and Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts. I am also a regular contributor to KQED and ArtPractical.