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At Kerid Crater (Golden Circle), Iceland, May 2024


In Rome, Italy, July 2019

In Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2017

Picking coffee beans at UTZ Certified Juan Viñas Coffee plantation in Costa Rica, January 2008


I currently serve as a Professor of Design and the Coordinator of the Sustainability Studies Minor at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. I completed my M.F.A. in Multimedia Design with an emphasis in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities, MN) and a B.A. in Communication and Art from Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) and hold a Professional Certificate in Campus Sustainability Leadership from the Institute for Global Sustainability from the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT). I've worked as a graphic designer, photographer, consultant and communications assistant for almost twenty five years for companies and organizations such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (Rochester, Minnesota), the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (Des Moines, Iowa), KTTC-TV (NBC affiliate, Rochester, Minnesota), ByDesign Studio (Twin Cities, Minnesota) and the NHL Dallas Stars Hockey Team (Dallas, TX). I've also provided design and consulting for organizations such as Parsons Public Relations (Seattle, WA), The Little River Watershed Association (Maryville, TN), Axios Law Group (Seattle, WA), In Defense of Animals-Africa (IDA-Africa) (Portland, OR), Mountain Challenge, Mane Support, Maryville College (Maryville, TN) and Plaza Property Services (Jacksonville, FL) among others.

I present regularly at conferences including the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Design Educators Conference, the Foundations in Art Theory & Education (FATE) Biennial Conferences, the Design History Society Annual Conference, the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Conferences (AASHE) and the National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment (NCSE).  

Please contact me at the email address below if you are in need of design or sustainability consulting services and I look forward to working with you.

I enjoy organic gardening, traveling, hiking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, knitting, baking pies and watching my two sons, Rhys and Kian play baseball with my husband Darin.

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