About me

In the fall of 2013, my husband accepted a position with the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and we were finally able to follow our dream and move out west to the mountains. This website documents our adventures and also serves as a home base for my résumé and random adventures in art.

I am currently Visual Arts Director of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, where I manage programs for the ARTitorium on Broadway, curate the Carr Gallery and the Hall Community Gallery, and coordinate the Roaring Youth Jam. I live in the small community of Grant with my husband, son, and several cats. Since 2018, I’ve been a contributor to the Idaho Falls Mom’s Blog.

From 2003 to 2013, I lived in Baltimore, Maryland, and worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. I began as an intern in 2003, managed the Luce Foundation Center for American Art for many years, coordinated The Art of Video Games exhibition, then became Deputy Chief of Media and Technology. Before this I taught English in Songjiang, China, worked in a gift shop in Toronto, and was lead hostess at the Old Faithful Inn Dining Room in Yellowstone National Park for one glorious summer. I have a degree in Illustration from the Glasgow School of Art and I cannot live without books, Yorkshire tea, wine, and mountains.

This website is named for the Book of Counted Shadows in Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series. If I could marry a fictional character (and wasn’t already married to a real person), it would be Richard Rahl.