From my earliest memories, I knew travel and the arts were my passions. I received a BA in Art History from University of Texas at Austin and spent summers during college on long road trips across the United States. After college, I danced professionally and moved to Europe, traveling and then settling in the south of France to work with a dance company.

In NYC, I began a career in the performing and visual arts as a fundraiser, curator, performer, producer, and administrator. After returning to Austin, I created the development and alumni relations office for the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, where I began to put my passion for travel to work. I organized and hosted trips to Italy and Central America showcasing art and art history programs, faculty, and students abroad. After nearly two decades in nonprofit and arts administration, I launched The 4Winds Travel, a boutique travel company specializing in customized trip planning and group art tours.