As an Accessory Design & Developer based in Portland Oregon, raised in North Carolina, I am constantly looking for ways to step out of my comfort zone and understand new perspectives. I moved to New York directly after graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor's of Art + Design, in search of a career to further my experience and understanding of the fashion industry. In this endeavor, I strengthened my beliefs in ethical design and lifestyle while gaining the experience necessary to further merge these beliefs with my career. I have recently moved to Portland to pursue a career in the outdoor/athletic design industry with Portland Accessories, a licensed accessory company working with various clients such as New Balance, Asics, Danner Boots and Runner's World.

     In my personal and professional life, I am an avid adventurer, extreme dog-lover, ethical food consumer living a "low-waste" lifestyle.