Artist, Designer, Art Historian, World Traveler, Biblical Scholar, Adjunct Professor, Home Educator, Wife, Mother..and so much more!
Lover of Art. . .
World Explorer. . .
Educator. . .
Over the years, my passions have grown and matured…but they always end up involving art, travel and education–and the desire to share those passions with anyone who might be interested!
Who am I?
Artist & Designer
Wife & Mother
Adjunct professor: North Central University, Minneapolis, MN. Teach Intercultural Studies with travel component (areas vary/semester)
High School instructor: Teach Art History, Textile Art/Weaving, Principles of Design, Western Civilizations
Home Educator: K-12 for our two daughters
Designer: Interior Design, Landscape Design, Teacher
Traveled to 30 counties outside of the USA
Traveled to 45 of the 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii + Canada
Led educational tours since 2006 for students and adults to 10 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and world-class cities in the United States. Eligible students earned college credit for the prep classes I taught prior to the trips.
Created and executed itinerary for personal and small group travel to over 30 countries and 45 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Europe: Austria, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland,
Scandinavia: Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland
Middle East & Holy Lands: Israel, Jordan, Egypt
Islands of the Caribbean and West Indies; Bahamas, St. Lucia, Granada,
Central & South America: Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Venezuela);
North America: Canada and 45 of the United States including including Alaska & Hawaii.
Asia: Turkey, Estonia, Russia
My academic and life experiences have resulted in a very well-rounded and diverse individual. With a passion for the study of art through history, and a view of the world through the lens of an art educator and designer, she considers the world her classroom.
I earned a bachelor of fine art in studio art at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL and a masters of theological studies from Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN.
With the world as their classroom, I home educated our two daughters through high school; both are successful, independent, well-educated, lovely young women; she is very proud of them both!
Since 2009, I have been an adjunct professor teaching art history and 2D design for Concordia University, St. Paul and intercultural studies for North Central University, Minneapolis. My passion is developing cultural literacy in her students so they recognize and appreciate art in the world around them.
Since 2006, I have lead students and adults on educational tours to England, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Egypt–as well as New York City and Washington D.C. My desire is to develop the skills in my students of all ages to feel confident and competent to explore the wonders of the world on their own.