I was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and began honing my botanical skills at an early age. While working in a local gardening shop and developing my own garden plots both indoors and out, it was apparent that the horticulturist in me wasn’t going away.

After moving to Calgary in 2002, I received a Bachelor of Design from the Alberta College of Art + Design, where I majored in graphic design. I continue to contract as a graphic design for Combine Design & Communications, as well as instruct courses in graphic design and typography at my alma mater. My focus in design is based on the belief that great design thinking is built upon a solid structure, form, and experience.

In 2011, I embarked on developing Plant, where I was able to apply similar design principles in the creation of terrariums.

I believe that everyone could bring a little more of the outside in. My goal is to use plants in a beautiful and contemporary way. All of my work focuses on natural materials and allows the viewer to place themselves within the environments I create. It has been my lifelong passion to bring the beauty of the natural world into our living space. Each terrarium has been created from a selection of natural materials found within the Alberta landscape. 

While the miniature ecosystems are delicate in nature, they are hardy in our homes, requiring just minimal care and natural light. I believe in making these environments accessible and easy to maintain, so that they can be enjoyed for years to come.

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