Originally from Amarillo, Texas, I moved to Seattle in 2000 to pursue a professional ballet career. Life after dance has included many wonderful people and new interests, though figuring out how to be an artist has been a long, difficult challenge. My husband Brendan and I met at the church we still attend, Green Lake Presbyterian, and have been married since 2005. We have four awesome kids, not one rule-follower. I don't seem to be able to choose what I want to be when I grow-up, so I have settled on collecting hobbies and skills ad nauseum. My first book, a memoir of ballet, love, and becoming an artist, will be released by White Blackbird Books in 2019! I have a degree in Business from the University of Washington, completed training to be a labor and delivery doula, cook yummy food, parent, parent, parent (!), deal with POTS, actually, for real, totally believe that Jesus was God, love him, and write about it all.