WE ARE A CULMINATION OF OUR EXPERIENCES.
For years I have been designing, writing about and photographing our world. I appreciate how detail and passion cultivates quality.
My background is diverse. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, discovering an appreciation for language, culture, and global cuisine and design; the array of architectural styles and building methods found throughout the world and history fascinated me.
Prior to my design education and a career in architectural design, I worked in high-end fashion retail and served in a traditional Japanese restaurant. Both experiences honed my standard for detail, quality and service. During my four years learning the art of sushi and Japanese cuisine, I studied the language and culture. (Yes… I was the first caucasian female sushi chef in Portland.) In addition to Japanese, I have studied French, Spanish and Italian.
While completing my design degree in California, I began my career as a kitchen and bath designer for a residential design firm. My interest in architectural history influenced my appreciation for global design.
Upon graduation, I expanded my architectural abilities designing for a commercial architect. For several years I teamed with architects, engineers and contractors to develop creative, functional spaces for large-scale projects in multiple sectors: healthcare, education, civic, commercial and hospitality. Finally in 2008, I took my skills out on my own and created AMG Inspired Design.
I now live in California, the golden foothills of the Sierra Nevada, with my husband and two boys—students who play competitive soccer. We are fortunate to live among people of differing backgrounds and ethnicity.
Traveling as often as possible, we continue to discover cultures through history, language, design and food, while expanding my craft. As I continue to explore the world, I am able to bring this experience to my clients who value artistry, quality and detail.