I attended Ball State University School of Architecture with the ambition of being an architect, a dream I’d had since the 5th grade. Once there and exposed to other disciplines, such as Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture, it became very apparent that my interests lie within the experience of getting to the building or around the building or of a place with no building at all. During school I found my passion in natural resource design. Prairies, wetlands and biodiversity are elements of the world that still intrigue me as they are becoming more and more rare to find in their original state. I continued my education at Washington University in St. Louis with a Masters in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD). I’ve had the privilege of working throughout the Midwest, including St. Louis, Chicago, Indiana, and Ohio for the last 20 years. I am registered in Illinois and Indiana and am a Certified Playground Safety Inspector through the National Recreation and Park Association.
My family includes my husband Mark, and our son, Jonah. One of our favorite pastimes as a family is camping. We love road trips that include visiting National Parks, historic sites, scenic environments, and enjoying local cuisine. One such trip included traveling old Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Barbara using historic maps and guide books. It was truly the trip of a lifetime. In my downtime I love reading a good book, going to a movie, or walking my dogs.