• I am an author and illustrator in Portland, Oregon. I was born in Pittsburgh and have lived across the US and abroad, but Ramona Quimby’s stomping ground feels the most like home. My analog soft spots are for line, watercolor, and paper scraps, but I also love trying new tools and tips from fellow creatives. 

    When I’m not living in picture books, I work with educators to deepen instructional practice in mathematics and reading. 

    I wanted to join SCBWI in 2001 but didn’t grow the guts until 2014. :) But hey! I’m here! Currently I serve as IC for SCBWI’s Oregon chapter.