From my earliest years, I have been surrounded by art and the creative process. Since I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in 1987, I have been involved in art and design in one form or another. Though it has always been a side business, it wasn't until 2013 that everything changed and I realized that I needed to do more as an artist—as a human being.
In 2013, I had a life-changing experience that forced me to rethink my life and everything I had been doing up to that point. For 27 years, I was married and doing graphic design as a side business while raising three boys. Things were good and on track just the way I planned. On February 26, of that year, everything changed.
My day started out like any other day and, by day’s end, I was fighting for my life as a rare heart disease called SCAD (spontaneous coronary artery dissection) was tearing my coronary arteries apart. Though I was healthy, relatively young, in shape, and with no risk factors, I had two heart attacks that caused me to be in the ICU for almost two weeks.
This near-death experience caused me not only to pause, but also stop and reevaluate my life and my priorities. I realized, in a profound way, the fragility of life—how in a moment, it can all be gone. I realized that I wanted my time to be lived with intention and purpose. I realized that I wanted to help others do the same. With that realization, I sought answers. My greatest fulfillment, professionally over the years, had come from doing work for non-profit organizations.
It was here, that I decided to stay, in the non-profit world (if you’re a small business, I’d love to work with you too). This is a place where I can help people fulfill their visions and dreams to make this world a better place through the charitable organizations they have set up.
I have a team of dedicated, like-minded designers, coders, and communications experts who work alongside me in bringing the best out in your organization. Your Passion is our Purpose!