Born in Virginia in 1963. Raised in a Mennonite preachers home til 1984 when she went to study and work in Philadelphia and New York City. Obtained her B.F.A. Degree in 1988. Moved to the West Coast in 1988 and supporting three sons with her freelance art and craft businesses.
Currently lives back in her home area in Kitchener-Waterloo area working on projects the use Art to address social issues.