I am a designer currently based in Knoxville, Tn, a recent graduate from the Master of Architecture program at the University of Tennessee, and currently a candidate for a Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Tennessee. I grew up in rural West Virginia with a very supportive family. I was not always interested in architecture or landscape architecture, but had a great love for art and making. Both my dad and granddad were carpenters and I was introduced to this amazing craft at an early age. I contribute my interest in architecture to these experiences as a child. Through my education I have gained an interest in architecture within academia and its influence on the practice. I am interested in the cultural effects that architecture has as well as expanding the scope of the fields of architecture and landscape architecture.