Born in Eastern Iowa, I was introduced to art as a child by my parents. Whenever I was "bored" I was urged to draw in my sketchbook-and I did. I drew EVERYTHING! And since art was my favorite thing, I naturally chose to study Drawing, Painting, and Art History at Iowa State University where I was lucky enough to study abroad in Rome, Italy. After graduating, I attended the University of Iowa for my Degree in Art Education. Upon completion, I moved to Colorado where I fell in love with the mountains and the array of activities it has to offer. My husband Michael and I live in Denver with our son, Gus; enjoying every minute of this wonderful state, whether hot or cold, you'll find us outside!