I grew up in the house built by my father, surrounded by a field of timothy grass in Biddeford, Maine. I spent much of my homeschooled childhood outdoors sketching, or dressed up as Laura Ingalls Wilder living along the banks of Plum Creek, wearing the hand-made bonnet and apron set from my mother. One of my favorite things to do was draw in the forts I made.

I earned my BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. My artwork has won the Maine Duck Stamp three times and is collected throughout the US and Canada.  At Hollins University, I'm an MFA  candidate in their Children’s Literature and Illustration program. I live in my hometown of Biddeford, Maine with my husband, our two daughters and two tuxedo cats. When I’m not in my studio, you can find me reading, eating ice cream, or out exploring with my family, passing on the same wild Maine childhood that I had.



2014-current, MFA candidate, Children's Literature and Illustration, Hollins University

2004 BFA Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design



Gold Scholarship, 12 x 12 Challenge, 2018

NESCBWI Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship, 2017

NESCBWI 4 x 4 Author/Illustrator Mentorship Program with Brian Lies, 2017

Margaret Kates Award in Art, 1st place, Franceilia Butler Conference, Hollins University, 2017

Ruth Sanderson Award, Illustrator's Spotlight, 1st place, Francelia Butler Conference, Hollins University, 2017

Maine Duck Stamp, 1st place, 2017

Maine Duck Stamp, 2nd place, 2016

Maine Duck Stamp, 1st place, 2014

Maine Duck Stamp, 1st place, 2011



12 x 12 Member, 2018

BIG SUR at Cape Cod Writer's Workshop hosted by Andrea Brown Literary, 2017

NESCBWI Spring Conference 2016, 2017

Pecha Kucha Night Presenter 2015, 2016, 2017

Art Workshop Instructor, River Tree Arts, 2015, 2016, 2017

Member SCBWI, since 2014

Critique Group Member, since 2015



Cochair, Francelia Butler Conference Hollins University, 2017

NESCBWI Spring Conference, Portfolio Showcase Check-In/Check-Out, 2017

Art Committee Cochair, Francelia Butler Conference, 2016

NESCBWI Spring Conference Front Desk Check-in/Check-Out, 2016

Maine Duck Stamp Judge, 2012, 2015, 2018