After studying architecture & interior design at The University of Texas in Austin, I stepped into inspiring opportunities in high-end residential & commercial interior design firms in Fort Worth, Austin, & Dallas- as well as the historic Texas Capitol Restoration, truly the project of a lifetime. I was given so many opportunities to space plan on small (think master bathroom or even master closet!) to large (think entire floors of major high-rise buildings housing corporations.) Space planning for function & efficiency is my passion- and my strength.
After completing apprenticeships and passing the NCIDQ exam in 1995, I acquired Registered Interior Designer(RID) status. RID status means legal use of the title “Interior Designer”, and continuing education requirements, including Health/Safety/Welfare focus, as well as ADA and sustainability coursework. And although much of my work is residentially focused at the moment, our aging and varied population mean that planning for accessibility and universal use is a functional necessity.
When our first child arrived in 1998, raising a family became our priority, so I shifted into boutique retail & freelancing as a licensed interior designer. I've been designing functional and beautifully styled interior & exterior spaces since 1990~
My forte is designing floor plans & elevations for new construction, remodeling projects, and outdoor living spaces, complete with architectural finishes & lighting specifications. I also guide clients through decorating & furnishings work in existing, finished architecture.
In 2012 I tried my first hot yoga class. Then I tried my first weight-loss diet, complete with expensive, highly processed bars and packages. I'm sticking with hot yoga, and now I've found HIIT. I have no intention of ever buying into a weight-loss diet again! Seeking real understanding of what sustainable healthy eating looked like, I stumbled onto the WHOLE30 in 2015, and it changed my life. It changed my relationship with food. It gave me the opportunity to learn what food freedom means, personally. So I became a WHOLE30 Certified Coach to share my passion and help others find their own food freedom.
Creator of rad-ish, a lifestyle~ Our family has chosen to live outside the box, rarely choosing the popular route, always striving to choose life - and faith first. We want to love people as we work & live in our gifts, with integrity. We trust God for all of it, and more. Gratitude. Compassion for others - and self. Helping others design their own healthy lifestyle. I am rad-ish.