Two of my greatest joys in life are food and traveling. Mealtime was always a huge part of my childhood growing up in a Sicilian family and I was always by my Grandmother's side helping in the kitchen. My Mom, who grew up in Germany was a huge inspiration and where I got my artistic talents from. Since I was a child she was always painting, drawing and creating amazing pieces of art.
Once I graduated from The Art Institute of Houston, I traveled the world working in a variety of kitchens. My travels included a Coast Guard icebreaker in the Arctic, McMurdo Station in Antarctica and a fishing camp in Alaska, as well as small specialty bakeries in between.
When I'm not decorating cakes, I love spending time with my hubby, Chad and our dog, Coda anywhere outdoors with our friends...camping, hiking and music festivals!