My entire childhood was spent around creative people, which is why I’m obsessed with DIY. When I was really young and Dad was on deployment in the Navy, Mom made things, like wooden wreaths, and sold them at craft fairs, and quilted; both my grandmothers knit and crochet; Dad used to cross-stitch and is a carpenter. We remodeled our entire house over the course of 5 years—I now have the basic working knowledge to do anything from electric and plumbing and framing rooms to hanging drywall and laying wood flooring.
From a very early age, I was so obsessed with motorcycles that I wanted to get my motorcycle license—I still do. Dad even made me and my brothers a rocking Harley instead of a rocking horse.
Growing up in a creative family, I knew I wanted to have a career in a creative field. I was only in eighth grade when I realized my dream of working in publishing—that was the year I fell in love with grammar. I attended the University of Maine, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in music. I participated in marching band and pep band and was in the band service sorority. After graduating, I attended New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute for Book, Magazine, and Digital Publishing.
I would love to have kids someday in the very, very far future. And hopefully, with everything I learn while at NYMetroParents and experiences from my new city life combined with how I was raised, their childhoods will be as interesting and varied as mine was.