I spent my childhood moving around small towns in the Midwest. After completing high school in Minnesota, I relocated to St. Louis, Missouri to attend college. I spent the second semester of my sophomore year in Haifa, Israel which solidified my love of travel my passion for new cultures.
After college, I took a job teaching English at a private school in Anyang, South Korea. After two and a half years of living and working in Asia, I decided it was time to come home to the United States and lay down some roots.
I had the opportunity to move to Seattle and fell in love with the mountains, the ocean, the food, and my husband, Tom. My life in the Pacific Northwest has allowed me to pursue my many passions including my rescue dog, Rico, photography, hiking, scuba diving, cooking, gummy candy, sugar cookies, coffee, tea, running, art in all forms, and travel.
In September of 2019, I received a promotion that had me regularly traveling around the West Coast of the United States; this allowed me to fall in love and photography cities in far more depth that I had in the past.