Authentic Obsessions

I'm so glad you're here!

Being a vessel for your curiosity through my podcast and providing a platform for artists and creatives to share their stories feeds my soul.  I hope it feeds part of your soul too.


My authentic obsession is curiosity, which reveals itself through food, nature, and books.  

  • I love to cook and feed people – I was once a personal chef!
  • I would almost always rather be in the woods or near the water hiking and listening to the trees.
  • I am a voracious reader and supporter of independent bookstores.
  • I scratch my creative itch with quilting, collaging, and conversations with artists.
  • I have a day job in higher education where I am surrounded by people who are passionate about freshwater.

“Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” -Brené Brown


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My Artwork

The possibilities and joy and challenges I experience often resemble a giant Rubik’s cube – three dimensional, vibrant, overwhelming, and difficult to put into words. My art practice gives me a safe space to journal my beliefs, thoughts, and feelings through a visual medium. My abstract collages are created from acrylic monoprints that reflect the organic shapes and marks of my deep connection with nature – tree branches, leaves, tall prairie grass, beach glass, and river rocks. You can see my work here!