I was born in 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Halloween night. It’s a fun birthday to have! I have lived in Spokane for most of my life. I come from a creative family of artists and musicians. I am married to a creative and loving husband who shares my adventures in art. We have been creating together for over 13 years. I graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1998 and attended college at SFCC, EWU Cheney, and WSU Spokane. You might think that sounds like a lot of school. It was. I was a nurse for 10 years, then I became an English teacher. I am currently the Home Hospital teacher for Mead School District. As busy as my career keeps me, I manage to keep bees and I love to forage for wild foods in our local forests and mountains. My love of nature influences me in my artistic endeavors. I work in many creative outlets including sewing and quilting, writing, dancing, and painting. Recently, my husband has started to teach me to weld. I want to add sculptures to my repertoire. I have been sewing and quilting since I was a child, learning first at the knee of my great grandma. I also started writing at a young age. Most of my writing focuses on educational issues, however I do write some poetry and fiction as well. I also became a dancer and performer as a child. Over the years, I incorporated fire into my dancing. My husband and I perform fire dances together. I started painting about five years ago. I had always wanted to try. I did grow up watching the Bob Ross series after all. Then one day I was invited to a friend’s house for a painting party. I couldn’t miss that! The next day, I went out and bought my first paints, brushes, and canvas paper. I have been painting ever since and it has become one of my favorite artistic endeavors. I paint in several mediums including watercolor, acrylic, spray paint, and chalk.