Art and cancer have been the constant parallels in my life since I was eight. While I have not battled cancer within my body, I have battled it from the sidelines watching my family members pass before my eyes, including my dad when I was 22. There were times I used prose to push forward, used paint and clay to interpret life, and times I’ve pushed both art and cancer away and focused on work (graphic design & marketing) and life (my encouraging husband, warrior like 4-year-old twins) only to be brought right back to it with a new mission. Now, I’m riding these parallels like a cross-country ski path and hoping I can bring something to this wonderful board and organization.
Favorite quote: The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Sam Clemens
Things I say: Okey Dokey. I say it a lot. I live in rhymes; my kids are four.
Things I’m passionate about: Keeping arts in education. I don’t think there is a single person who can’t leave an artistic mark.