Born and raised in Charlotte, she attended Belmont Abbey, majoring in Business Marketing, and minoring in Theology. Immediately following graduation, she went to Colorado to work for several months at Camp Wojityla, a faith-based outdoor program for kids. She lived outside in a hammock at the base of the Rocky Mountains. She rafted. She climbed big rocks.
The experience was not only a professional, outdoor adventure – but also a daily practice in creativity which she had never fully explored studying Business Marketing in college.
She returned home to Charlotte, cut out her dreadlock, and got a desk job in a cubicle at a textile company. The adventurous and creative spirit she had tapped into at the base of the Rocky Mountains was now wearing business casual and designing on-brand PPTs.
“I had this insight that, ‘Well, I’m an adult now – so, I guess it’s not supposed to be fun,’” she said.
She felt stuck. There was something missing.
Then, she met Walter. Better yet, she adopted Walter, a sweet, fluffy Golden Retriever puppy.
“I was really lucky to have happened upon him,” she said. “He changed a lot about my life.”