Growing up in Wilson, Wyoming my parents would drag us out on hikes all summer followed by family ski days during the winter. These constant excursions helped develop a love for extreme sports, specifically skiing, that continues shaping me to this day. Around the same time, a passion for drawing and design began emerging as I was being exposed to a variety of different art forms.

When I decided to go to the Art Institute of Portland I had initially planned on majoring in graphic design, however, having designed and produced my own T-shirts in high school, my mind kept wandering toward apparel design. At orientation, they were splitting the crowd and at the very last second I chose the apparel program. 

As a result, apparel has become my inspiration. It has challenged and pushed me in ways I never would have been able to imagine. The ability to engineer the fit and function of garments while combining a mixture of silhouette and style lines allowed my aesthetic to grow into an active wear inspired focus. My mission as a designer is to create abstract and original ways of achieving the same and/or improving the functionality of a feature or the garment as a whole while still being able to please the eye.

Achievements and Recognitions

  • Berlin Based Kaltblut Magazine and Blog – Editorial, photographed by Charlie Hawks.

  • Jackson Hole Skier Magazine – Article chronicling my life and path to becoming a designer.

  • Portland Interview Magazine (fashion Issue) – FashioNXT editorial.

  • Portland Fashion Week – FashioNXT emerging designer debuting Evolve Collection Part 2.

  • Projections AI Fashion Show –Debuted Evolve Collection Part 1.

  • Inside Fashion Design – Article summarizing Evolve collection and journey as a designer.

  • Stio Spring/Summer 2017 Lookbook and Blog – Article summarizing my path to becoming a designer.

  • Portland Style Awards – Awarded secondplaceforupcycled white onwhite design challenge.

  • Showerspass Design Competition – Awardedsecondplaceforfashionable commuter jacket.