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I received a Master's of Fine Art with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Arts from Sierra Nevada College (now, UNR Lake Tahoe) in Incline Village, Nevada in August 2017. When I am not painting or, teaching painting, I am a hard working freelance designer, studio owner at Atelier in Reno, human mom to two cats, wife, organizer, thinker, facilitator, maker and an avid hiker. And, like many people, I love making. 
I have cultivated ​relationships with ​peers in my community through travel, ​activism, volunteering, and art and by​ exploring the High Sierra Mountain range, right here in my backyard. This type of activity and interaction drives my creative process, influences my approach to art and design and keeps up a daily practice of getting my Vitamin D.​ 
​I received ​a ​Bachelor's degree in Journalism with an emphasis in advertising from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2007. ​I went on to portfolio school in Chicago, through the consistent encouragement and force of my undergrad mentor, Bourne Morris, where ​I​ focused on typography, layout and design thinking. ​
My life became rooted in Reno, NV, again in 2009, where ​I​ worked as the senior designer under my mentor, Stan Byers, at Stan Can Design™ creating award-winning design work for six years for local, regional and national, small to mid-size businesses. It is through the first year working with Stan that I developed a relationship with the local AIGA Reno Tahoe chapter on which I served for nearly 10 years.
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