I grew up in the competitive surf industry so naturally from a young age I knew that I wanted to be a part of the active sports world. I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising with a degree in merchandise design and product development. I have a background in fine arts and I am very passionate about being able to communicate a brands image through my designs. I interned at Billabong USA for nine months and upon graduation became a design team assistant. I enjoy working with a team and I mainly focus on apparel and textile design. My long-term goals are to become an art director or a future senior designer.