About the Artist

I have been cleaning North County San Diego beaches for years. I take photographs of the trash I find and share the most interesting images on social media in order to help others understand the seriousness of the plastic pollution problem.

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Photo by Eduardo Contreras for the San Diego Union Tribune

On the Horizon, a series of photographs and 3-D pieces created with marine debris have been on exhibit at the Bay Model in Sausalito, California and at the Tides Thoreau Center in San Francisco. In addition, my work has been displayed at Carlsbad’s Dove Library and most recently at The Hill Street Country Club Gallery in Oceanside. Into the Current is my first large-scale sculpture made from marine plastic.

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On the Horizon at the Bay Model in Sausalito, California

As a teacher, I share my passion for the environment with students through hands-on marine debris classroom workshops that integrate making, photography, and writing.

San Diego Area Writing Project—Young Writers and Photography Camp

I also enjoy hosting hands-on experiential booths at festivals around San Diego’s North County area and have participated in Oceanside’s Earth Festival, the Alley Art Festival in Vista, and I Love a Clean San Diego’s Zero Waste Fair held at the Farm Lab in Encinitas, among others.

I am available for speaking engagements, providing hands-on art experiences, and/or hosting an interactive booth at your next festival. Please contact me, if you would like to discuss options for your school or group.

The links below will take you to a variety of articles/videos about my work, including some featuring the Green Team student volunteers who helped with recycling and campus clean-ups at the school where I used to work.

Drowning in Plastic
Drowning in Plastic: Created in Collaboration with Margit Boyesen for Beautiful-We.