For my entire life, I have been passionate about world travel, animals, art and design.
When I was a little girl my dream was to be a wildlife photographer for National Geographic. Every year, on my birthday, my dad would renew my subscription to the magazine. With the arrival of each monthly issue, I would flip eagerly through the pages, taking in all the amazing photographs: dreaming of adventures in distant lands and of one day traveling to explore the wonders of the world that I saw in the images before me.
My childhood was filled with animals: guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, gerbils, canaries, finches, parakeets, snakes, lizards, turtles, fish and cats. My French grandmother even had peacocks!
And as a teenager my bedroom looked like this :
I LOVED Graphic Design.
As a gift for high school graduation, I got my first SLR camera. Before going to college, I took a year off to travel the world armed with my new camera, my journal and my backpack. During the decade that followed, I studied fine art, photography and computer graphics while intermittently traveling to 30 different countries and living in London, Italy, India, and Australia. I learned to speak French, Spanish and Italian. I jumped out of planes and off bridges in New Zealand; slept under the stars in the Sahara; served as an art teacher in India; trekked in the Himalayas; got deep water scuba certified at the Blue Hole in Belize; and photographed wildlife on safari in East Africa and so much more!
Then I met my future husband on a plane...
We fell in love, settled down in Colorado and started a family. While I raise my daughters, I have stayed true to myself and my passions and built an amazing career as an art director, web/graphic designer, photographer, and artist focusing on animals and world travel!
Everyday I wake up overflowing with gratitude for getting to do what I love.