In other words, I am NOT JUST ONE THING... and neither are YOU.
My passion is creating beautiful images for every screen: television, music, advertising and websites.
I was a small town kid who wanted to be in show business, so I headed to New York straight out of college with $500 and a dream. I had no idea what I was going to do, but something in me (intuition?) said "head to NYC." So, without any clue about where I'd live (couch surfing for a week) or what I'd do (so many doors knocked), I landed my first television gig. On the side, I was making music, performing and writing. But it wasn't until I got my first directing job on a music video that I figured out my superpower.
I'm really good at supporting people on camera feel safe and at ease in order to be seen in their best light. Over the years I've gotten to interview and tell the stories of some extraordinary humans and have collaborated with hundreds of creatives behind the camera. Eventually I started my company, Emotional Pictures, and expanded my work to include advertising and web design.
I married my soulmate and we bought our first house: The 1897 Queen Anne. Thus began my obsession for renovating homes from the 1800s.
To date I've renovated 2 homes (the current one is older than the last), spending tons of time researching and figuring out how to get the most out of a budget (hmm, just like making TV!) and keeping my marriage intact. If you've ever renovated anything you KNOW what I'm talking about!
The Queen Anne: Before & after her makeover
I began to realize my passion for branding and curating. Whether it's a website or our farmhouse (AKA The Manse), I'm all about telling a visual story that connects.
My two kids still stand as the best thing I've ever helped to create. Isn't it amazing how much our children and teach us?
My husband is truly my soulmate, partner and best friend. And of course, our latest addition to the family gets a plug here too: Ellie the mini goldendoodle is our adorable pup.
There was one thing I neglected
From around the age of 5, I began to have issues with weight. I struggled through high school and into my 20s always battling the scale. It simmered under the surface of virtually everything I did. After all, I worked in a very visual, image-oriented medium, and even when I got close to goal, I never felt good in my body.
Cut to: two babies later and a diagnosis of Hashimoto's (my body was attacking my thyroid) and my weight ballooned. So did depression and fatigue. I was incredibly tired all of the time. I was incredibly self-conscious all of the time. I tried every diet and nothing worked - at least not long term. So I did what I do for everything else in my life and I began to research and figure out a plan. I named her The Luminous.
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