Certified in both Art Clay and PMC programs, Nana has been teaching metal clay classes and workshops since 2002. She has taught regularly with Colorado Free University, Front Range Community College, and the Rocky Mountain Bead Society. Nana has twice demonstrated her metal clay techniques on the popular DIY Network's jewelry making show hosted by Jackie Guerra. In 2003, she took second place in the Lapidary Journal's Bead Arts Awards, and in 2002, her work appeared in Positively Precious Metal Clay, a national juried exhibition at the Artisans Center of Virginia.
When she's not teaching metal clay classes or working on jewelry, Nana pursues her interest in international affairs. She has worked for the Fulbright Commission in Tokyo and Jakarta. Most recently, she taught international relations at Teikya University in Denver. Nana lives in Colorado with her husband, John, their children, and several pets, including Spooky the dog.