“I have always been interested in history and nature and have consistently used those themes in my designs. The history behind fashion and how fashion evolves often leaves me mesmerized, so I try to bring that feeling to life however I can. Nature also captivates me, especially when I travel. The sheer brilliance of untamed nature is, at its core, both raw and unpredictable as well as delicate and calming. This sharp contrast between the two provides much of my inspiration. I started out by creating gowns and evening wear based on these two sources of inspiration. More recently, I have been studying metalsmithing at the University of North Texas. As I continue to learn, I will continue to integrate metalsmithing into my designs to create a more elegant and unique style.”