My artwork has always been connected to the natural world as I have always been an avid outdoor enthusiast. After meeting my husband, an outdoor enthusiast as well and arm-chair geologist, I was introduced to the geology of the Northwest. This introduction helped focus my art in a new direction, which was to embrace and incorporate the geology and natural history around the Northwest into my work. The stones in my jewelry are found on round hounding trips in and around the Northwest and are tumbled, polished and cut by us. For my final jewelry designs, I like to preserve the natural shape of the stones as much as possible, and take inspiration from the natural environment the stones were formed in to chose or make the beads and findings as well as the pair the metals they are combined with.