Noodie and calligraphy got together years ago in a class with Wanza Club at The Arts Center, Clarksburg, WV. The relationship continued into classes and workshops with Reggie Ezell (Chicago), Thomas Ingmire and Ward Dunham of San Francisco, Mark VanStone (Portland, OR), Peter Thornton (United Kingdom), Gottfried Pott (Germany), and Donald Jackson (Wales) – to list the big names. In 1988, Noodie attended Letterforum, the 8th International Assembly of Lettering Artists to see, meet, and work with many of the acclaimed in the field of lettering.
Noodie has been active with local arts organizations over the years; including The Arts Center (Clarksburg), the Harrison Arts Council, The Arts Center (Elkins), and the Mountain Arts District. Memberships with the Charleston and Huntington Calligrapher’s Guilds were invaluable.