In childhood, my family encouraged me to be artistic, to build and craft things and to draw. With their support, my creative interests and skills led me to art school, where I majored in interior design. Graduate school allowed me to study environmental design, providing me with a human-factors perspective.
Through a variety of design positions, I have had the opportunity to practice in interior design and visual merchandising. In teaching, I try to stimulate, engage, motivate and mentor my students to be creative, imaginative and innovative. If my students succeed, then I succeed.
In 1978, I moved here from Wisconsin. The natural beauty of our desert landscape continues to impress and inspire me. I enjoy reading, collecting and visiting shops, museums and galleries. I am an enthusiast of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.