I apprenticed as a wood carver at Reed Brothers Furniture in Sebastopol, CA in the 90s. I was taught to hand carve, high relief, Jacobean inspired designs under the direction of Duncan Reed, Jason Todd and Paul Hampton. These Master wood carvers were students of Alfred Durney, an apprentice to Charles Marshall Sayres, who led the Carmel, California School Of Woodcarving in the `20s that combined Spanish designs found in local monasteries with other European designs.
The progression of my career since my apprenticeship has transitioned from furniture, to technical drawing/graphic design, to commercial art, and fine art. Outside of the scope of this work I am passionate about philanthropic community service, mentorship, sustainable agriculture, energy systems, and education.
I currently live in Sonoma County with my husband, a passionate, former cheesemaker, turned maker. For a little more than a decade we co-owned, Weirauch Farm and Creamery, a farmstead sheep cheese business while I maintained my off-farm design work. Despite its closure, we continue to advocate for small-scale, sustainable, agriculture.
I have the great pleasure of knowing an extensive roster of SF Bay area talent that I draw upon for collaboration, and inspiration. This community of other artists and craftsmen is essential to my creative process and personal well being.