I apprenticed as a woodcarver at Reed Bros. furniture in Sebastopol, CA in the 90s. I was taught to carve high relief, Jacobean inspired designs under the mentorship of Duncan Reed, Jason Todd, and Paul Hampton . These Master carvers were all students of Alfred Durney, an apprentice of Charles Marshall Sayres. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to carry the torch of this amazing craft forward. In the years following my apprenticeship I have had the good fortune to work with a wide range of mediums. My family had a company that built sets, signs, props and exhibits. I transitioned from exclusively carving furniture, to technical drawing, graphic design, commercial art, and more currently have been leaning into teaching. My side passion right now are community maker spaces. I currently reside in Sonoma County, CA with my husband Joel. We once owned a small sheep cheese business but today our sheep dairy has been repurposed into a shop/office where we collaborate on fabrication projects.