I was sitting in my 5th grade art class. Our teacher challenged us to submit a design for the cover of the school's yearbook--and I won! That was the moment I knew I was an artist. Growing up in a military family, I have been able to travel the world and experience the beauty of many different cultures. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Art and Design at Texas State University - San Marcos. Upon completing my degree, I found my passion for teaching and earned an all-level certification in art education.