About Me

I was born in New Jersey on a mild autumn day. Luckily, my parents actually lived in Pennsylvania, so I was spared a lifetime of mile-high bangs and fake nails.

When I was seven, I decided to become a teacher. I wanted to write on the chalkboard and work the overhead projector. I spent the rest of my childhood collecting leftover worksheets from teachers and holding class for my stuffed animals.

Years later my dream finally came true when I entered my own classroom for the first time. I had three days to set it up and make room for my boss, whose desk was in the back of the class. (Luckily, he just fell asleep a lot.) On my first day I welcomed my 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, one of whom had a mustache. He was 12. Good times.

I quickly became known as the Queen of Charts. Making charts and worksheets was my favorite thing to do. All I wanted to do was be creative. I quickly realized that teaching was not for me.

So here I am. I gave up job security and summer vacations for sleep deprivation and lame typography humor. Luckily, I’m okay with that. This is much more fun.

If you want to know more about my education and work background, here is a copy of my portfolio samples and resumé .

Childhood illustration An early illustration from my first children’s book,The Lost Little Puppy, winner of the Young Authors Award, 3rd grade category. I also won Best Bus Safety poster that year.