A native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, much of her inspiration and talent is born from the grandeur of Lake Superior and the surrounding wilderness. Though she began her career as the owner/operator of Trowbridge Construction, after graduating from Northern Michigan University with a degree in architecture, artistic expression & community inspiration have been her life’s passion. As a member of Northland Exposure Artists Gallery since moving to Missouri in 2006, she has seen the need for expansion of the arts in Kansas City and fills it generously with her studio/gallery Parkville Artisans’ Studio. Where all are welcome and given space to shine! She excels in a live television or stage setting, bringing her passion for life and list of experience to her motivational and public speaking. With a background in business, finance, real estate, insurance, dance, singing, cooking, urban homesteading, motivational presentations and teaching, she has an extensive bag of tools to draw from. A multi-media artist, working with everything from oils to metals, to glass and ceramics. She has studied in Europe at the International Ceramics Studio, been appointed Artist in Residence at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore, as well as the International Artist’s Exchange in Lake Balaton, Hungary.
Most recently she has become a regular on the Better KC morning show, where she offers instruction and tips on everything from the arts to the kitchen.