I was born and raised in Eastpointe, MI. In 2004 I graduated from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI, receiving my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Shortly after completing my degree, I moved to Bellingham, WA with my future husband for work. For seven years, I worked at Sterling Life Insurance Company. During that time I married my husband Josh, and returned to school at Western Washington University. In 2010 I earned my Secondary Teaching Certification. My husband and I live in Everson, WA, have three dogs, and are members at Cornwall Church. I am truly honored to be a part of the Lynden Christian Community and have the opportunity to teach art to students in a Christian environment.