I am blessed to have been born into a very artistic and musical family who are an invaluable inspiration and support to me. Born in 1970, I have spent most of my life so far in Austin, Texas which I happily continue to call home. I received a Bachelors of Arts in Fine Arts from the University of Texas in 1994 and currently work as a freelance fine artist and puppeteer. As a painter I am most inspired working with watercolor, pen and paper.

A life long love of puppetry led me to making marionettes in 2004. I enjoy the combination of storytelling, music, movement, wood carving, sculpting, painting, and sewing that this art form offers. I dedicate part of my time to music as the double bassist for the Hey Lollies Band.