I was born and raised in a suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to Arizona in 2004. God blessed me with God-fearing parents who taught me about Jesus from an early age, and I began to truly commit to my faith in my late teens. I have an amazing brother and sister-in-law who recently gave me the gift of becoming an auntie for the first time! Work-wise, I run a boutique design studio that focuses on brand and website design for small businesses as well as an art and paper goods company based on my original artwork. I guess you could say I’m a bit of a creative business nerd.

I began attending Praxis in late 2010, right before it became Redemption Arcadia. Being the creative type I was initially drawn to the worship, but over time I began to understand the rarity and value of the depth of Biblical teaching at Redemption Arcadia. I thank God for the gift of this church body and its leadership. I’ve volunteered my graphic design skills for the church since the summer of 2015, been a Deacon since fall of 2017, and am humbled to be able to pray and care for the people of Redemption Arcadia.