The outdoors and the natural world have always been a passion for me. Some of my earliest memories are of the times that I spent growing up outdoors. I am truly blessed to be born and raised in the farm country of Western PA. Along with my love of nature, I also developed a love of art. Attending college in Bozeman, MT, allowed me pursue my love of natural art. While pursuing my BFA, on the weekend and after school, I would pursue my other passions of fly fishing, hiking, and snowboarding. The love of my life, my husband, introduced me to the Madison River for our first date. Several years and many fly-fishing trips later, I got engaged on that same trout stream in Montana.
I begin to shift my focus towards art of the piscine variety after countless amazing and beautiful fly fishing trips. I am fortunate to have fished and traveled through many pristine parts of our great country, and I do enjoy painting and studying various species of fish that I catch and read about. However, trout were my starting point, and the many species and coloration’s provide an almost endless supply of changing colors and patterns.
These days you will most likely find me hunting Lake Erie Steel-head in Western PA, NY and OH, chasing trout and bass on the fly and pursuing saltwater species every chance I get. I am on the PA Women and Diversity Initiative Committee with PA Fish and Boat and PA Trout Unlimited Council and a mentor for foster children through fly fishing for the Pennsylvania division of The Mayfly Project. I love sharing my passion for the outdoors and fly fishing with others through teaching and art.