Passionate about art, education, and making both fun and accessible to all who wish to pursue them!

​I've been drawing for as long as I can remember - any character from TV or film, any idea that popped into my head.  Explaining things to people has always brought me joy when I can help them understand something new.  And I've always had a tendency towards caretaking, especially with younger kids - even when I was still a child, myself!

All of this lead up to studying Comic Book Art and Illustration in college, working in art supply stores and children's art & education centers, face painting and teaching art at park districts, and several stints as a nanny.  Now I'm hoping to solidify all of this experience and use it to build a real career - first as a freelance artist and instructor, and eventually into a physical business where anyone can come in and learn, create, and have a great time doing it!

A few random facts to help you get to know me

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Nerdy

I'm an absolute, unrepentant nerd.  I eat documentaries for breakfast, comic books for lunch, sci-fi or fantasy shows for dinner, and a few obscure musical snacks throughout the day. Above is a 2008 photo of me at a convention with Bruce Timm, producer & art director for the 90's Batman cartoons, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, and Freakazoid! I might've cried a little, lol

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Nanny

I've been a nanny on and off for over half of my life. 

In the last 5 years I've been working with wonderful twin boys and though I've stepped back a bit, I'm still very close with the family.

Wanna know what we get up to?

I literally have 800 pictures & videos of our adventures on my phone.

Ask me about them! I dare you. You'll be stuck for hours.

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Melody

I love singing.  I'm friends with a lot of musicians and I'm always happy to tag along to open mics and belt out a cover, or hit up a karaoke bar (sadly on hold due to COVID.) 

None of my friends are surprised to hear me burst into song at random. There's music in my heart, guys.  Feel it with me!