Born in Grafton, Wisconsin, I spent my childhood on a beautiful hobby farm with my parents and three brothers. I had a Lutheran education through eighth grade and after high school went on to study art education at Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, eventually transferring to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Although I continued to pursue my passion in the arts by honing my potting skills and taking sculpture classes, I found professional success for many years in sales and marketing.
After getting married, starting a family and staying home with my children, I eased back into the working world as a part-time public speaker in a patient advocacy program for a pharmaceutical company. I spent several years volunteering at Grace School, then worked as a teacher aide in the kindergarten classroom. I became the art teacher in the fall of 2014.
In the art studio first through eighth-graders explore painting, drawing, sculpture, 3-D art and, more recently, clay, as well as art hisotry. Teaching art to our students is fun and exciting, and it is also good for the soul. I truly feel it was God’s hand in my life that brought me here.