I was born & raised in Saint Louis, Missouri and always had a passion for Fine Arts and adventure! At one point, I was convinced that I would become a National Geographic photographer.

During my collegiate experience at Indiana University - Bloomington (go, Hoosiers!), I had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy - one of the best experiences of my life.

I graduated with a B.A. in English and a minor in Italian & Studio Art.

Somehow, I kicked off my professional career working on a dude ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado before moving to Chicago and thriving as a sales recruiter in the financial services industry.  After several years of having fun & success, I became a stay-at-home mom to three healthy & hilarious children!

Now that my youngest is in school fulltime, I am ready to focus on my passion for creativity and hard work.  Let's get gritty!