I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. I earned a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore before moving to Beaufort. I am married to a local attorney and we have three grown children, a daughter and two sons, and one grandson. I have a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University and a Master's degree in Gifted and Talented Education from Converse College. I also have National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Art. But most importantly, I have the best job ever! I love teaching art to children!