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 and is featured in my latest illustrated book YOU AND ME, due for release September, 2018 from The Creative Company. 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 is 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 best buddy and  husband Frank and our three best fur friends Princess, Millie, and Butter. 



 Frank And The Girls     click here to see more in this style

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