My love for metalsmithing began with an inspirational teacher and jewelry making class in high school growing up in Massachusetts. My interests were varied and led me to earn a degree in Chemical Engineering, work in biotech, and raise a family. I have now returned to my first love; transforming the beauty of the natural world into wearable art.
I enjoy the aesthetic, durability and timeless look of silver. My pieces are designed with comfort and sustainability in mind. My work is enhanced by using 24k gold leaf, natural gemstones, and enamels. I draw my inspiration from the places I have lived―from the Sonoran Desert, Colorado Rockies, the Pacific Ocean, and the redwood forest in which I currently reside. All my work is hand fabricated and embraces the organic. Many pieces are one-of-a-kind due to the natural gemstone and personal photographs I use in my etchings.
I am a member of the Monterey bay metal arts guild and a sponsor for Her Future Coalition. Her Future Coalition is an organization committed to empowering survivors of slavery, human trafficking, and poverty with education, employment, and entrepreneurship skills.