Born in Canada, I attended university in the United States for a Masters degree in Audiology. Upon moving to Maine, I took a metal-smithing course at Maine College of Art (MECA).
In 2004, I learned the art of Mokume Gane to create my husband’s and my wedding bands and was taken with the metallurgy of this ancient Japanese Technique. Being a consultant for a large corporation was fulfilling, but the extensive travel required kept me from many things I enjoyed. I decided to switch careers and became a jeweller.
From the age of 17, I have travelled to developing countries by myself and have often returned home with a traditional or contemporary representation of that culture, often in the form of jewellery. All of my designs are named for a particular memory or experience from time spent in areas to which I have travelled.
I currently live in Cumberland, Maine. Much of my time is spent outdoors with my husband Dale and dog Revy, biking, skiing, travelling … and yes, Revy does all of this with us. Her favourite activity is by far mountain biking. Dale’s favourite activity is to make fun of my Canadian spelling.