I grew up in Colorado in a very small town most people have not heard of called Greeley. I come from a family of artists. My dad paints as a hobby and has a very unique and creative style, my mother does interior design and creates jewelry. My sister Allison is an incredibly talented artist in many ways but specifically as a painter, and my sister Danielle is a performance artist. I was always encouraged to explore myself and each of my passions. I was a competitive athlete most of my youth years and became very serious about it in high school, I swam everyday morning and night and had the opportunity to turn professional If I wasn’t going to become a model. I moved to New York City to pursue my modeling career at 19 and I worked with a company called ambitious media while actively going to castings and learning about the entertainment industry.
Left New York with intentions of spending a few weeks in Venezuela getting in shape, updating my portfolio, and experiencing some culture… I ended up staying for a few years. I fell in love with the place. I have always flourished in the water environment and I loved everything about the island chains of Los Roques off of the Venezuelan coast. I connect deeply with this type of environment and am drawn to spending time on and around the water. Iamapisces.
Upon my return, I moved to Los Angeles and reunited with the film agency I had been working in New York and started a model house for their company in California. I recruited the models from around the world and helped run the home and oversee the house and infrastructure. I had a role in creative production with this company and spent many days working behind the scenes on set as well as in front of the camera. I eventually branched off and started my own talent agency in LA called Tier 1MM, which is still a thriving agency now under different ownership. My experiences with the talent industry have been diverse.
I have been very blessed to travel the world, I’ve seen over 50 countries and I have been so deeply inspired by the cultures and the beauty within each of these places. I hold it close in heart and plan to carry it into my art and my designs. My spirituality defines me in many ways; performance art is a major outlet for me. I have been a performer for over a decade in varying styles like fire dance and silk fans.
My heart has always been in fashion, all of my experiences have been collected together so that I am able to do what I love. In 1996 at the age of 5, I completed my first fashion sketchbook. I have been designing the Translusence collection for one year, this is one of many collections to come. I am in love with this outlet as it lets me be the true visionary that I am at heart. The Tanslusence collection is designed for a goddess, it is sensual and inspiring. I have analyzed and admired the female form and taken notice of what women desire to wear. My collection is wearable art.