Who am I...
I am a multifaceted creative professional, blending the realms of writing and graphic design to make a lasting impact.
With a profound passion for mental health, first responders, and emotional advertising, I strive to create works that
inspire, educate, and initiate meaningful conversations.
Drawing from personal experiences and a deep understanding of the human psyche, I delve into the complexities of
mental health, shedding light on the often misunderstood aspects of this crucial subject. Through my evocative writing,
I aim to challenge societal stigmas and promote empathy, compassion, and resilience.
Not content with merely exploring mental health through words, I utilize my graphic design skills to create visually
compelling campaigns that capture the essence of emotional advertising. By harnessing the power of imagery,
typography, and color, I aim to provoke thought, evoke emotions, and spark meaningful connections with my audience.
In addition to my artistic pursuits, I hold a deep admiration for first responders and the immense challenges they face daily.
I believe in honoring these brave individuals through my work, highlighting their sacrifices, and advocating for their well-being.
Whether through storytelling or thought-provoking visuals, I seek to amplify the voices of first responders,
ensuring their stories are heard and their efforts are recognized.
With an unwavering commitment to making a positive impact, I continue to explore new ways of bridging the gap between art, mental health,
and societal issues. Through my innovative approach, I aim to contribute to a more empathetic and understanding world, one piece of art at a time.
I have learned through the darkest moments in life it is important to be honest with yourself and to rest in the strength that surrounds you.
My husband has been a paid volunteer firefighter for 17+ years. He has struggled with depression, suicidal thoughts, self doubt, PTSD,
and several health issues. It can be very lonely to try to be strong for everyone. Many times I have felt like an outsider
in both the firefighting world and the church community, but it is important to:
Let others know you struggle but that your struggle is not in vain.
I am hear to listen and be a guide for you.
I can teach you to stand by your struggling family member, even when they are suffering in silence or pushing you away.
I learned that it may be lonely, but important to show that you love and support them no matter what.
The trials they're going through are not alone
That you will never give up on them.
I am determined to reach those who are hurting and be God’s arms of love.
Everyone is important and deserving of love and forgiveness.
What I did about it...
I knew I had to do something, that there had to be more to this life then just surviving, loneliness, and fear, but I didn't know what until I began to realize there is a God out there who knew me better then I knew myself. One who not only wanted a relationship with me but who died for me, and defeated death so this could become a reality. Christ loved me, He chose me, He accepted me, and He forgave me. I only needed to lean in and embrace His truth and love for me. WE NO LONGER NEED TO BE TRAPPED IN OUR OWN MISTAKES.
How it's changed my life...
Life is not without challenges, but it is those challenges that defined me. I'm a working firefighter wife and mom learning and growing with my family.
I speak through Facebook, YouTube, zoom, and internationally helping others figure out who they are, how to support and impact others, and to embrace
who God created them to be. I get excited when the light bulb goes on and they begin to understand God's great love,
insight, power, and blessings being poured over those I work with!
It's a blessing to embrace your true identity... Come along with me, learn to
Use your story to advocate, inspire, and reduce the stigma of mental health.