About Me

Design Career

I’ve been immersed in the world of design and advertising for nearly 25 years. What began as a web design and development venture in 1999 evolved into a full-service advertising agency with partners and a team. Throughout my journey, I’ve delved into various facets of the advertising industry, not only contributing creatively but also actively managing the business.

My creative portfolio spans graphic design, art direction, branding, photography, and more. On the business front, I’ve honed my skills in project management, marketing research, client management, human resources, and all the intricacies of running a small business.

Collaboration is my forte, and I thrive in a team environment. With considerable experience in dynamic settings, I am adept at multitasking and making decisions under tight deadlines.

Life Happens

In October 2014, I was diagnosis with Primary Amyloidosis, a terminal blood disorder impacting my heart. By January 2015, I had to step back from full-time work and leave the business partnership I started. Initially given a prognosis of 6 to 18 months, I consider myself very  fortunate to have achieved complete hematological remission after four months of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. Just over a year after my stem cell transplant I was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy and was in advanced heart failure. 

In July 2016, I began the evaluation process for a heart transplant, which took over a year. Finally, in August 2017, I was listed. After a 427-day wait, I received a donor heart in October 2018. A return to health opened the door for me to re-enter the creative world. I briefly returned to designing for an agency but soon realized I have a passion for teaching, which ultimately led me back to college.

College Days

I proudly graduated from Casper College with an AFA in graphic design. Starting August 2024, I’ll be embarking on a new journey at the University of Wyoming, pursuing a BFA in visual communication design. My goal is to teach graphic design in the future, and maybe a little color theory or photography. Ultimately I’d like to pursue an MFA in photography and teach for a college or university.


I don’t think I’ll ever stop freelancing and am always open to creative opportunities. Feel free to reach out, I’d love to collaborate.