About Me~ Do more of what makes you happy. ~
Welcome to my world
As you can probably guess, I love living on the Gulf Coast of Florida. In addition to showcasing my work, I wanted this site to show more of my creative side, design skills and style. I adopted the lemon tree into my logo, because I've always loved lemons, and the fruit tree holds spiritual significance for me.
I would consider myself a very well-rounded, empathetic person because of my background and life experiences. I enjoy meeting people, and can identify with most everyone on some level. I was born in Germany to a German mother. I've been a military brat, an Air Force Veteran and college student, a military spouse, and raised three amazing sons who were also born in Germany and joined the Air Force. I've lived in Germany and traveled throughout Europe. In the U.S., I've lived in the Northwest, the Midwest, and now the Southeast. I've worked in a wide variety of industries - military, healthcare, financial, hospitality, incentives & rewards, and marketing.
I've learned that success is being able to do what you love while helping others.
"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off of you." - Maya Angelou
How I stay healthy and sharp
Growing up, I wanted to help people and loved design, so it makes sense that both of my degrees are in health and design. But as everyone in my field knows, a degree is just the beginning. Most of what I know, I've taught myself and learned through experience and lots of practice. I'm a perpetual learner, learning something new just about everyday.
I also love music and dancing. During the week, I stay fit and have fun with dance classes. I've been a BodyJam dancer for about seven years. On weekends, I enjoy riding my bike and taking long walks on the beach, live music & freestyle dancing. I also enjoy practicing German, keeping my UI/UX skills current, traveling, and playing the mandolin.