Where are you from & where do you live?
I am originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio but moved to the Gulf Coast in 2003. I live in Orange Beach, Alabama.
What's your life like (who & what do you love)?
I am a married, proud mom of five kids age 27, 23, 23, 20 and 8. I love the beach life. I love our community and all it has to offer and I love genuine friendship. I am a metalsmith/jewelry designer and take a lot of inspiration from our beautiful surroundings. I am also very passionate about SafeHouse Project and helping eradicate sex slavery and empower women and children with a fresh start and stability through the non profit organization. Also, my youngest son has a chronic illness so I spend a lot of my time advocating, spreading awareness and fundraising on his behalf. Finally mental health awareness is so important to myself and my entire family!
What you've learned from life? (advice that might offer more clarity or make life easier or better for someone else)
No matter what life throws at you, each day is a blessing. You get a do-over every single morning. We were not created to be stagnant and the power we each hold is mind boggling. There is no excuse for not being a world changer. Also, you get back what you put out there. Be kind, be humble and be authentic and you will attract the right tribe who will help you be the best you!
What's your favorite quote (s)?
You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.
What is your dream project (s) or long range goal(s)? (can be personal, community, business, philanthropic)
Dream project would be "Chronic Creativity". Creating an online collective of amazing artists who come together in an auction or sales platform that helps families dealing with Chronic Illness to be able to fund their journeys without also worrying about the financial burdens they face. Allowing artists to financially flourish while also being philanthropic.
What business do you own or operate or support?
Silver Lining Studio is my baby. I am a metalsmith/jewelry designer and sell my work online and in boutiques around the country. I also make a line of fundraising jewelry for Safe House Project. All proceeds go to fund safe houses and rescue and rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking.
What are your strengths(if your just too humble to say, then think about what other people have told you you're great at or that they love about you)
I am very creative and passionate.
Favorite Podcasts, Books, Training Etc.
Podcasts: Anything Brene Brown, anything medical (specifically autoimmune/Lyme) and I have a guilty pleasure. I love true crime! Sword and Scale, small town murder, ect.
Journey to the heart,
Women of courage
Confessions of a domestic failure
Anything self help!
What is your dream vacation?
I want to visit the Greek Isles and Italy!