My earliest memories of art include the big box of 64 Crayola Crayons and three or four coloring books. Big pads of craft paper to draw my wildest thoughts, and a stack of "How to Draw" anything books. These things kept me entertained for hours. As I got older, art class was more than an elective; it was my favorite class--what I looked forward to every day.

Creativity also runs in my family: painters, sculptors, illustrators, writers, and graphic designers. So many creative minds inspiring me. And I look at my surroundings and find design and beauty even in the simplest things. Though I tried other more "practical" paths in college, my love for art wouldn't let go, and so I followed my passion and changed my plan of study, completing a BFA in graphic design. Today, art--my love for it and my career--make my life full.

After college, and for the last 35 years, I've worked for various companies, meeting other creatives along the way and learning from them as I honed my skills. I have worked for and collaborated with great clients, whom I keep in touch with because I see them as my work family, not just clients.

I have a strong work ethic, completing projects efficiently and meticulously, and honoring job timelines and budgets. In my spare time, I love to be with family and friends, watching college sports, cooking meals to fill our table, and escaping to the mountains or the high desert of New Mexico.