I’ve been an artist since the get-go! From private art lessons to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University, I’ve always sought out different ways to express my creativity and desire to connect with others.
Throughout those experiences, I have developed a unique style, which combines skills from all areas of the arts. Image making is one of my most prominent strengths, which is being able to take an image and turn it into something incredible with the use of any material at hand.
An education in the arts taught me many things but it’s the wisdom I’ve gained through life’s experiences that has made me into the storyteller, artist and woman I am today. It all started with a decision to follow my heart when my best friend and high school sweetheart, Shaun, asked me to marry him. We were quite young and this by no means fit into my life plan, I was faced with choosing the solid path or the unknown. I truly followed my heart and have never looked back. When it’s right, you know it and that’s been the backbone of many of the turning points in my life.
I can honestly say I do what I love – in every facet of my life. From my career which is showcased here to the life I lead with my family which consists of my husband, Shaun, two daughters, two Boston Terriers, six goats, a St. Dane named Strider and a Doodle Dane named Wilson. Each day is an adventure and brings new dimension to who I am and purpose to what I do.