B.A. in Interior Architecture, CID, LEED AP

My background includes architectural design, restaurant & hospitality, and travel experience, all of which deepen my appreciation for culture and quality. I continue to learn many languages (mainly French, Spanish, Italian & Japanese), expand my creativity, preserve heritage, seek sustainability, and encourage an open mind and heart.

Global Traveler, Designer, Photographer, and Writer

My greatest joy is traveling with my family as global citizens, where we can really learn about a places and the people. My husband and I live with our two teenage boys in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills, heading out as much as possible. During our adventures over the past decade, my husband and I have been fortunate to watch our boys play competitive soccer throughout California and the West Coast of the US, and in Europe.

My friends know how passionate I am about architecture, culture, and food. They influence my life as a designer, writer, photographer, traveler, and student of heritage and language (mainly French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese). I’m inspired by sustainability, celebrate quality and traditions; and am an enthusiast of enriching experiences, global cuisine, and fine craftsmanship.

During the two decades I’ve spent designing spaces and homes, combining beauty with function, my views on architecture, interiors, and development have expanded. I understand the fragility of humanity and the natural world. In both design and travel, I focus on the journey—space to space, culture to culture. I’m inspired by innovation balanced with tradition. I’m shaped by my global experiences and great people. Photography and writing are my creative expressions, reflecting my perspective of the world and what inspires or moves me.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

MAHATMA GANDHI

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Expertise

I create spaces.

I travel the world.

I capture beauty and details. 

I compose stories and ideas.

PHILOSOPHY

Design Philosophy

A carefully planned design produces well-considered spaces and details that will be more functional and enjoyed longer, saving time and money. Focal points, materials, textures, and colors create visual interest.

Travel Philosophy

To understand other cultures and languages, my aim is to experience the world without judgment, seeing life through different eyes, honoring other customs, ways of communicating. Knowledge promotes understanding.

Food Philosophy

Good food starts with quality ingredients—fresh, seasonal ingredients grown or raised as nature intended without additives or chemicals. Balance is fundamental.

Sustainability

Innovative solutions must support a complex world, be sustainable, preserve cultural heritage, and aid small, independent farmers, artisans, and businesses.