My path to design has been anything but straight. From hawking mushrooms to fighting wildland fires, it's also been anything but dull!
I've served many different, sometimes adventurous, roles along this winding path. One of my first experiences was working at Fallon Worldwide in Minneapolis, an award-winning ad agency of over 600 at the time. It was an experience that opened my eyes to working environments built upon freedom of exploration and creative expression.
I then stepped into fighting fires for a few years as part of a 20-person hand crew, traveling and hiking throughout much of the untouched West. It taught me the value of quick-decision making, direct communication, and the true meaning of teamwork. It also taught me how life as we know it can change in an instant. The experience was raw, wild and eye-opening on many levels.
After fighting fire, I went on to complete the Communication Design program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. From there, I spent time as a production designer for a boutique, award-winning graphic design studio, as a marketing coordinator for an engineering services company and as a freelancer for my own clients.
Late summer of 2013, I jumped at the opportunity to work for Blue Door Consulting. From my remote location in the Rocky Mountains, I love being a part of the team.
You Said Something by PJ Harvey
Soulshine by Warren Hayes (the Allman Brothers)
Gimlet or whiskey straight up
My grandmother, Ruth, who I never met, and her sister, Margie.