Winston Churchill asserted, "There is no doubt whatever about the influence of architecture and structure upon human character and action. We make our buildings and afterwards they make us. They regulate the course of our lives."
I have studied humans, and I have studied design. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Science, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture & Design. Within the latter, I have particularly enjoyed the study of spatial design, behavioral psychology, and regenerative design. These areas of study have encouraged within me the mental framework and professional skill set necessary to engage in the design process with sincere intention, purposefulness, and high resolve.
Experience gained through international travel and a life of volunteer work has nurtured within me a love for the diverse beauty of our human family and an appreciation for our common needs. This practical education along with my formal schooling has provided me with a unique lens into the fundamental needs of human beings within the built environment. The resulting goal is the development of an appropriate, empowering design.
Ultimately, my professional vision is to contribute to a world of environmentally nourishing spaces that help to transform those who use them into the people they strive to be.