I wish I could say I’m one of those author-illustrators who carry their sketchbook and pencil with them wherever they go. Instead, I lug snacks and LEGO's for my kiddos. 

I live in Milwaukie, Oregon with my husband, daughter, son, and cat Mayberry.  After graduating Oregon State University with a BFA, I taught third/ fourth grade for six years until getting promoted to my current day job—mom first, author-illustrator second.

Boats make me seasick, and the vitality of the ocean scares me, but I want to draw them every day. I’m also captivated with tedious patterning. I find it incredibly soothing.