Owner — Black Dog Metal Arts
Explain your career path
I co-own and operate Black Dog Metal Arts based out of Peoria, Illinois.
What was your major at Southeast and how would you characterize the quality of that program to prospective students?
BFA in Sculpture
Why did you choose to attend Southeast?
I had friends who went to SEMO, and I decided to do the same.
Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?
The Great Chris Wubbena.
Share your best college memory.
Helping Prof. Wubbena teach Sculpture. I learned about what sort of person I wanted to be by watching him handle all sort of situations. Resourceful, level-headed, and inspiring at all costs.
If you were in Greek Life, the Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it impacted you.
Starting Black Dog Metal Arts in order to spread my love of art.
What is the most important thing you learned while you were at Southeast?
To trust myself and what sort of people to surround myself with.
Describe Southeast in three words.
Chris Wubbena rules
What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?
Be a pleasure to work with, and always be reliable.