Traci has a BFA with a photography concentration. After graduating she interned at Maryland Art Place in Baltimore before moving to the U.S. Virgin Islands where she resided for 11 years. During that time Traci wore many hats but was fervently involved in the art community.  She opened Syzygy Gallery on St. John, USVI in 1995 and enjoyed  designing for souvenir, clothing companies as well as doing commission work for hotels, home owners and visitors of the Caribbean and the U.S . 

 In 2003 Traci moved with her husband and daughter to Sarasota for its rich art community and its stunning seascapes paired with many reminders of the island lifestyle similar to the Caribbean. She currently is a vendor for her 4th year at The Venice Mercato where she showcases her mixed media  paintings, mosaics and hand painted furniture.

Art Center Sarasota has been her favorite venue to meet fellow artists and participate in their variety of juried shows.  Since 2015 Traci has been a designer in her favorite event of the year, the Iconcept Fashion Show with her daughter Maezie.  “This event is where I was able to experience first hand what an amazing team of women are behind the scenes of Art Center Sarasota. I’m thrilled to be a part of it!”.