I’ve always loved art and design and I’m so fortunate to have a career doing something I truly enjoy.

I grew up in the small beach town of Port Dover, Ontario and now proudly call Hamilton, Ontario my home. This helps me to understand the needs for both urban and rural clients. I graduated from Mohawk College’s Graphic Design program in 2005 and have been working in the industry ever since.

As a way to escape the often limiting corporate world of design, I created a small business, Kitties and Cabernet. Yup, you heard that right, I make cat and wine themed art and handcrafted items. Do what you love right? I wanted to do something to help the animals I love, so I donate 10% of my proceeds to local cat rescues.

You can find me at local handmade markets throughout the year selling my items. It’s taught me a lot about small business marketing on a whole new level. Now I want to take what I’ve learned and help other makers and small businesses.