Born and raised in Canfield, Ohio. Attended Ohio State University. During Freshman year won the Singer Young Stylemaker Sewing Competition for the United States and Canada. Love of art, fabrics and space planning propelled to Interior Design degree. A practicing professional, with American Society of Interior Designers credentials, in the South Florida area since 1982. Awarded, in conjunction with local builder, the 1993 “Prism” silver award presented by the Gold Coast Builder’s Association. References available.