Professional History:

Oct. 2002 – Present: Principal, Blacksmith
Tyler Studios, LLC., Milwaukee, WI

  • Creating interior and exterior architectural metal work
  • Teaching metalworking skills to all ages
  • Designing and building of sculptural pieces

May 2002 – Oct. 2002: Assistant
Chelsea Boat Works, Milwaukee, WI, Mike Garniss, Owner

  • Building and repairing of classic wooden boats.
  • Extensive tasks of fine wood and metal working.
  • Constructed stainless steel cut-waters, custom rails, copper galley.
  • Repairs to safety and mechanical elements.

Aug. 2001 – Jan. 2002: Blacksmith
Tom Wilson, Metalworker, Milwaukee, WI

  • Responsible for all phases of producing fine ornamental metalwork.

July 1999 – July 2001: Blacksmith’s Assistant
Bighorn Forge Ironworks, Kewaskum, WI, Dan Nauman, Owner

  • Assisstant to Professional Blacksmith
    Managed satellite studio in Cedarburg, WI for majority of last year of employment.
    Instructor of basic and advanced forging techniques for classes offered by Bighorn Forge.

Aug. 1991 – June 1994
Appleton High School West, Appleton, WI

  • Independent study of Metal Jewelry Techniques.
  • Instructed personal techniques to classes.

Teaching History:

*Torah Academy, Glendale, Wi

2007 60 students, 9-12 grade

flower forging and fabrication workshop at studio

*Yeshiva Milwaukee,Wi

2008 50 students, 3-8 grade

copper forming and assembly  introduction class

*Hillel Academy

2008 student and parent collaborative in studio

flower forging workshop

*Milwaukee Jewish day School

2009 15 students, 7-8 grade

8 week course at MJDS; metal sculpture course with collaborative final piece.


Info Magazine

M Magazine/ N Shore

M Magazine/ Metro

Fireplace tools, Dona Meilach

The Sourcebook of Architectural and Interior Art.


United Artists of America, New York, NY.

Gallery 303, Madison, WI.

Metro Hotel Gallery Night, 2009, Milwaukee, WI.

Arrtscape, Milwaukee. Outdoor sculpture show in historic Third Ward District.