Who I am:
Spontaneous, a dreamer & a constant doodler...
It all started for me back in elementary school, when classmates would line up to get one of my drawings. Back then it was a Polka Dotted Elephant or the latest Snoopy Pose. Teachers would tell my parents I spent too much time doodling. I believe great design starts with a strong idea. Creative use of color, an eagerness to conquer challenges, and a desire to enjoy the artistic journey. For me, creativity is a way of life.
How I came to design for Birthday Express:
My design career started in visual merchandising, but I always longed to use my illustration skills. Since joining Birthday Express in 2007, I have learned so much about product development and continue to be challenged to create new and exciting exclusive products. It’s a fabulous job, and creating parties for Birthday Express is a dream come true.
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."—Dr. Seuss
Walt Disney and my father, two of the most influential men in my life, shared the same birthday!
I love Maurice Sendak (the Picasso of children's literature) and Dr. Seuss (I could live in Seussville all my life). No one does better glass sculptures than Dale Chihuly. His art is simply breathtaking.
Favorite vacation destination:
A place that typically includes a sandy beach, a hammock and a cute little paper umbrella in my drink.
Where you might find me on my days off:
Searching for the next big color/pattern trend or birthday party idea; drawing, painting, or crafting; face-timing with my son or catching up on favorite shows like The Good Wife, The Voice, Scandal, Revenge, or The Blacklist.