I hail from the Hudson Valley, New York, where I grew up in a loving family of entrepreneurs. My parents encouraged me and provided the means for me to pursue my creative endeavors from a very early age (I'm pretty sure I was playing with Adobe Photoshop by the time I was seven). All in all, I'm indebted to them for the life I lead now!
I studied entertainment media at a small film school in California before transferring to Benedictine College, where I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in mass communications and a minor in art (2013). While in college, I was the photo editor for the yearbook, poetry editor for an art and literary magazine called Loomings, and a writer and photographer for the school newspaper.
After college, I spent three years doing state-side mission work through Saint Paul’s Outreach, a non-profit that strives to bring Catholic faith to life on college campuses. I served for one year at Arizona State University, followed by two at Texas State University. In 2016, I returned to New York and worked in digital marketing for BBG&G Advertising. I now reside in central Texas where I offer freelance services, write novels, and teach Skillshare classes.
According to Myers Briggs, I'm an INFJ personality type. I can quote just about every line from The Emperor's New Groove, and my favorite book is Mara, Daughter of the Nile: an Egyptian historical fiction. People are often surprised to learn that I was homeschooled, have dyslexia, and am 100% introverted despite being a bit of a social butterfly! I love the arts, traveling, social dancing, exploring the great outdoors, and drinking tea the English way.