I  was born on February 22, 1976 in Birmingham, Alabama.  As a small child my family moved to Plano, Texas.  I  currently reside with my son and spouse in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 2011, I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting.  I work in oil, acrylic, printmaking, and photography.

I am interested in using art for activism both locally and internationally.  Recently I was fortunate enough to display work at a fundraiser benefiting Wounded Warriors. This interest has also taken me to Montreal, Canada for an HIV/AIDS art benefit.  In the past it led me to join the Plano Art Association in my home state of Texas. In 2004 I was appointed to the Board of Directors as the Social Chair at the request of Nelum Walpola, that year's President.

I am a member of the Honolulu Printmakers, a co-founder of Studio 114, and I operate an independent art studio in Oahu's Chinatown.