I believe the job of a designer is not just to make things look nice. Instead, one should strive to create a space that not only looks great, but also makes sense for the people that live in it. A well designed space will be functional, possess proper flow and organization, and most importantly, reflect the personalities of the people that occupy it.
In 1999, I joined the U.S. Navy as a photographer. After serving six years I began a career in military supply and logistics, but it wasn’t the right fit. I continually found myself immersed in design projects with friends and family. In 2012, I switched gears and started my career in Interior Design and have not looked back. I have worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from full remodels, new builds, cosmetic updates, room refreshes, and staging. I truly enjoy what I do and each project, large or small, holds a special place in my heart.
I hold an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design and have been working as a designer for more than six years. Additionally I have a Certificate in Green Design and am a Certified Occupied Staging Specialist. I am a member of the Tidewater Community College Interior Design Advisory Committee and an Officer of the Oceanview Business Association. In the spring of 2019 I joined the faculty of Tidewater Community College as an adjunct professor in their Interior Design program. Additionally, I have been a design mentor for the Tidewater Builders Association Dreaming of Design Contest and worked on hand renderings for Homearama.