I earned my BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design and spent the first eighteen years of my career with American Greeting Cards. I grew up in Cleveland so American Greetings seemed like a natural choice. But I love independence, and eventually I left AG to freelance. I’ve worked in a lot of markets over the years and have illustrated over 20 books for kids. My newest work is a change in style and direction in my latest illustrated book You & Me, and the forthcoming Simon Says and Lights Out! I live in Tremont, a historical neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, and a constant source of inspiration. I love city Life. No two days are ever the same because there are so much diversity and spirit. People and the beauty of everyday life are what fuel my work. I also get to live here with my husband Frank and “the mangy mutts”, our dogs Princess, Millie, and Butter. 



The Creative Company . The Library Voice . Cantata Learning . Disney-Hyperion . Random House . Chronicle Books . McGraw Hill . Piggy Toes Press . Pearson . American Greetings . Papyrus . JoAnn Fabric . Madison Park Greeting . Clubhouse Jr. Magazine . American Girl Magazine . Pet Smart . Samaritan's Purse . and more...


Society of Illustrators 42 . ECPA Gold Medallion Finalist 2003 . AG Designer of the Year  


SCBWI . Pittsburgh Society of Illustrator