Art has been an important part of my life from an early age. Although I still don't know what I want to be when I "grow up" I have been teaching and working in the art field for over 30 years while I figure it out. I was introduced to art by my father who taught me basic art techniques and instilled in me a love of drawing and painting. After finishing high school in Ohio I attended BYU and graduated with a BA in art.
Upon finishing school in Utah I moved to Sacramento, California where I met and married my amazing math and science loving husband and we raised four math/science minded boys. As the sole right brain in a house full of left brains I kept my creative juices flowing by taking classes at local junior colleges. I was fortunate to be a part of the High Hand Gallery in Loomis, California where I found a creative "family" who inspired and pushed me to be a better artist. I honed my teaching skills volunteering as an art docent along with teaching after school art programs and art residencies at various schools in Sacramento.
Three years ago with my boys grown and pursuing their own paths, my husband and I moved to American Fork. We enjoy fixing up our new home, teaching, traveling, hiking and spending time with family and friends. I am excited for this new stage of our lives and look forward to working with the staff and students at Mountainville Academy.