I am an object maker and Nebraskan, transplanted to Kansas. I have a Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art from Hastings College. I am a Pokémon trainer, Destiny Warlock, and a Ravenclaw house member. I am married to a science teacher, parent of two cats and several house plants. I am also an asthmatic with allergies. A dyslexic perfectionist. Living with depression and anxiety. A coffee and tea drinker. From a small village. A walking cat encyclopedia. The daughter of a mechanic and medical laboratory technician. The granddaughter of farmers, teachers, machinists, and bookkeepers. A proud sister of a female Navy veteran. A disappointed American. And I am quite short.