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My most vivid memories growing up were my families trip’s to Northern Ontario where we would go camping, hiking, swimming, and explore nature. I remember the deep, crystal clear waters in Tobermory, the sound of the gravel road to my grandma’s cottage in Goderich, and numerous song birds singing in the trees while walking the Bruce Trail. I would often sketch our daily journeys while in the long car rides home or at night when I was supposed to be sleeping but was too excited from the day’s events.

Capturing nature in drawing stayed with me and led me to taking Illustration at OCADU. While I loved my courses, Illustration was becoming digitalized and my mind, body and soul searched for a way to create in a more traditional way. I found jewelry making, picked up a few books and never looked back.

In 2012 I took the Jewelry Essentials Program offered through Fleming College at the Haliburton School of the Arts. I was named to the President’s Honour Roll and received the 2012 Jewellery Art’s Award. With the new skills learnt I have worked non-stop creating new lines of jewelry and pushing my skills further. I have found the sweet spot, where I can marry my inspiration of the nature around me with the traditional methods of metalsmithing.

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