Breath, vocalization, articulation, and resonance: the basic foundations of speech are the basis of my stance as an artist. I have years of experience as a speech and language difference specialist, working with diverse populations and discovering multiple ways to communicate as humans. I have experienced resilience in hospitals, early intervention sites, mental health settings, schools, different ability programs, and aging services. The artist in me is fed by the generous humans who trust me to enter their lives in an attempt to discover ways to express their wants, needs, desires, hopes, despairs, and dreams. All behavior is communication. Listen. Respond. Breathe, Interpret. Engage. Express. Translate. Connect.