My professional experiences and travel deepen my appreciation for heritage and language, expand my creativity and education, and encourage an open mind and heart.

Work Experiences

AMG Inspired – Design | Travel | Living
2008 – present
Designer + Photographer + Writer

Lionakis
Sacramento, CA
1999 – 2007
Commercial Architectural Designer: project management, space planning, modeling

J.I.L. Design Group
1997 – 1998
Residential Interior Designer: kitchen + bath

Koji Osaka-ya Japanese Restaurant
1991 – 1995
High-end Service + Catering + Art of Sushi Making: developed basic Japanese language skills

Volunteer Work

USA Stars Soccer Academy
El Dorado Hills, CA
2012 – present
Board Secretary + Team Manager

Oak Meadow Elementary
El Dorado Hills, CA
2008 – 2016
Art Docent | Art Instructor

Education

California State University, Sacramento
1999 – Bachelor of Arts, Interior Architecture
Graduated Cum Laude
Academic Achievement Award
The Hogue Scholarship

San Joaquin Delta College, CA
Portland Community College, OR
1997 – Associate of Arts
Academic Focus: Design, Art History, Fine Arts, Photography, Writing, Foreign Language (French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish)

Global Traveler, Designer, Photographer, and Writer

My greatest pleasure is experiencing the world with my family. My husband and I have also been fortunate to watch both of our boys play competitive soccer since they were very young throughout California, the West Coast, and in Europe.

My passion for architecture, travel, and food have influenced my life as a designer, writer, photographer, and a student of language—with experience in French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese—and all cultures. As an enthusiast of significant experiences, wide-ranging cuisines, and craftsmanship, I celebrate quality and authenticity.

I have spent two decades designing spaces and homes, combining beauty with function, which has expanded my views on architecture, interiors and development. In both in design and travel, I focus on the journey—space to space, culture to culture. I’m inspired by innovation in balance with tradition. I’m shaped by my global experiences. Photography and writing are my creative expressions, my perspective of the world, and what moves me.

Make a Difference with Me.

Create quality. Discover more. Nurture our global community. Make a difference.

I create architecture.

I capture beauty and details. 

I travel the world.

I compose stories and ideas.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

MAHATMA GANDHI

Mission

Create Extraordinary Spaces that Inspire and Share Quality Living and Experiences. Intention:

  • Create lasting architecture and interior design that connect with the surrounding environment; 
  • Capture and share my perspective of the world through my art; 
  • Advocate for excellence and preservation of heritage; 
  • Discern quality and innovation that contributes to sustainable, healthy living for all.

Philosophy

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY 
Well-planned design is the first step to promoting a thoughtful, detailed design… a space that will ultimately be more functional and enjoyed longer. Visual interest is created through focal points and use of materials, textures and colors.

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
Along with creating innovative solutions to support a complex world, it is important to preserve heritage and to support small, independent farming, artisans and businesses.

We are all connected. My best brings out the best in you.

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