I've always had my hands in one medium or another.. from making Christmas ornaments with my Mom to painting sets for the high school musicals.
After several years managing stationery & gift shops, I decided upon a career change. Determined to pursue a more creative avenue I enrolled in a Regional Occupational Training program for one year where I studied graphic design and illustration. Upon completing this program I was awarded a scholarship to The Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and in addition, I was awarded a scholarship by the Society of Illustrators, San Francisco. After college, I worked as a freelance designer for several advertising agencies before leaving work to begin my family.