about me


I have over 9 years of experience designing for the web and consider myself a standards enthusiast with a passion for visual design.

I’m currently serving as a Creative Director at BGT Partners.

I am well versed in design trends and usability with a strong handle on CSS and HTML. In the past I was an ACD at AgencyNet. I’ve had the pleasure to work on a multitude of diverse brands such as Fuse, Oxygen Networks, Bacardi, Ruby Tuesday, iN Demand, Howard Stern, Warner Brothers and many more.

In short, my focus is in web design, advertising, brand development, interactive & information design, blogs, social networking, mobile design and more.

On TV

In the past, I enjoyed success with modeling and hosting – but have always pursued an interest in technology and design.  I represented the state of Missouri in the 2001 Miss USA  and 1997 Miss Teen USA  pageants and was the bachelorette from NBC’s hit reality show, “Average Joe: Hawaii”. From these experiences, I have appeared on numerous TV shows including: Ellen, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and more. In 2004, Maxim included me in their annual Hot 100 list.

My Background

With training in traditional arts, 3D animation and performing arts, I carry a unique fusion of creative abilities which lends itself well to the web. My artworks have been sold and represented in art galleries from the Midwest to West Coast.

In addition, I have been fortunate enough to contribute to several popular e-zines such as DevLounge, ThinkVitamin and Smashing Magazine. In 2009, I was named one of the World’s Top Web Designers by .Net Magazine and was recently published in the new Smashing Book under “Learning from the Experts”.