My Story

My creative journey began as a child, fuelled by a passion for drawing and a love for vibrant colors. Instead of losing my creative spirit as I grew older, it only grew stronger. The fear of not being able to make a career out of being an artist held me back from fully embracing my passion. However, during my first year at Humboldt State University, I fell in love with the art department and proudly declared myself an art major. To quell my fears while still pursuing my passion, I chose to become an art therapist, enrolling in art education and minoring in psychology. This period of my life was filled with joy and fulfillment as I thrived in the creative environment and culture of being an art student.

After graduation, I embarked on a journey to pursue a career in art therapy. However, within a few months, I realized that it wasn’t the path I truly desired and stepped away from art and creativity altogether. I found myself lost, taking on odd jobs and gaining administrative and office experience. Fear consumed every decision I made during this time. It took a frightening health episode to make me realize that my happiness lies in being an artist. Having not created any art for a couple of years, I made the decision to study art for nine months in Florence, Italy to rebuild my portfolio and reconnect with my identity as an artist. With this program completed, I relocated from California to Michigan to pursue a Master of Fine Art (MFA) degree.

Since completing my education, I have been building professional experience in various environments, including DePaul University, Superior Street Center for the Arts, and Mississippi Management, the management office of an art center. Co-founding Ancient Harmony Healing allowed me to merge my creative background with my professional expertise, as I discovered that creativity extends beyond just fine art—it permeates every aspect of life. Every challenge in developing and operating this company demands inventive solutions. In addition, I have co-founded a legal document company, Trust & Estate Paralegals, and a wellness company called Renewed Spirit. I am now particularly interested in exploring marketing and digital design with expanding my professional knowledge and skills. I have completed a program with the Digital Marketing Institute to become a Certified Marketing Professional, ensuring that I stay up to date and continue to grow in my field. While I continue to pursue my own artwork, I also find incredible satisfaction in creating for my companies.

I currently reside in Grass Valley, California with my husband and sons.