Born in Germany to parents serving in the U.S. Army, she grew up on the U.S. highway and byways, and currently lives in Redmond, WA. By day, she is a Software tester; by night, an artist.
In her free time, she is President of the board for VALA,Venues for Artist in the Local Area, a 501 c3, non-profit arts organization that helps connect the community, art, and artists to each other. Also, she is the Eastside area leader in Washington state for SDA, Surface Design Association, an international non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of excellence in surface design.
"My goal, when creating a work of art is to communicate, on multiple levels at once, directly to the viewer. I see art as a timeless communication; often used to express a passage of thought from one mind to another. Some art conveys a thought such as, a tree, an apple, or some flowers. I strive to add to that communication with a bit of a moment, an emotion, a dream or some spirit."