whiskey in a teacup, sassy twin, karaoke enthusiast, Dolly Parton admirer, Starbucks drink hacker, avid philanthropist, not a regular aunt but a cool aunt, hiker, amateur gardener
Growing up a local Georgia girl, I took my first Interior design class at McEachern High School. I really enjoyed it then, but upon graduating I decided on a business major. It wasn’t until I moved to Chattanooga that I fell in love with the arts and the interior design program at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I graduated with a double minor in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Once done, I completed an internship at CWC Chattanooga, which led to my first job at CWC back home in Atlanta.
After three years in the furniture industry, Rule, Joy, Trammel + Rubio (RJTR) Architecture and Interior Design firm offered me a position as an Interior Designer where my focus was on corporate interiors, tenant improvement, senior living and multi-family housing projects. I’m happy to be with a firm now that allows me the opportunity to fulfill my passion on special projects like breweries and restaurants.
In my free time, I enjoy anything outdoors-hiking, rafting and trail running. I love to travel my home state of Georgia and explore all it has to offer. I’m active with my local church serving in the children’s ministries and volunteering to serve the community with different ministries the church provides. I also have a twin sister, along with 3 other siblings and 12 nieces and nephews.
beach grown, NYC expat, silver lining seer, wine + craft beer enthusiast, foodie, explorer, local hiker, amateur photographer, scuba diver, sailor, proud mom of a wild child, unproven Seinfeld trivia world champ
Growing up military, I moved a lot—Hawaii, Boston, San Francisco, Augusta, Melbourne (Florida, that is). I often felt like an outsider. But that was okay. It afforded me the luxury to watch life, to question things, to process the world with a unique lens. This is part of what makes me the designer I am today. I graduated with a liberal studies degree with three minors—Studio Art, Criminal Justice and Humanities. Go figure. I attended the University of Central Florida, one of the largest schools in the nation, but they lacked a design school. I was not dissuaded. I took classes simultaneously at a local design school studying AutoCAD and hand drafting and cut my teeth post-graduation as a Design Assistant. Next up, the Pratt Institute for a master’s degree in interior architecture and design, where I then worked for Viserius Studio focusing on hospitality, restaurants and international work.
Heading south, I landed at C+TC Design Studio. Now, I’m rooting for the Vickers Design team. Inspiration comes from life, nature and travel. With a vigilant eye, I seek the details, questioning how or why something works, taking note of patterns and movement. With clients, we start with their vision, distill a concept and birth design from that concept. Collaboration reigns, and that’s how I like it. I love pushing myself toward the discovery of unexpected growth. That’s why I travel, scuba dive, sail and cook (when time permits). And it’s rare you’ll find me without Molly, my furry partner-in-crime.