My curiosity for design began at a young age in a rural suburb of Rochester, New York. I recieved a formal education in fashion at a small private college, Cazenovia. I later attended Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, England before receiving my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design.
My first job as a fashion designer was for a sustainable design start up in Minneapolis, where I earned the title of Senior Designer. Years later I moved back to New York to design luxury eyewear concepts for a national optical design and manufacturing corporation.