You can find me: practicing yoga, running, skiing, talking about and talking for my dog, accessorizing with all things pink, touring new places and rating the “coolest” homes in the city with my Husband, or out at a SJ Earthquakes game fangirling over #12 jogging around the pitch.
Buildings you like/dislike the most?
I am inspired by buildings, interiors, textiles, and furniture. Some of my favorites are: NCAR; IM Pei, Eames House, Bauhaus, the work of Zaha Hadid, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Eichler.
Why do you love what you do?
I love that every day I come to the beach; to work. I love the iterative process of designing and thinking and re-designing and re-thinking. I love creating work that speaks to possibilities and positive impacts and connects us to our natural environment. I love that I get to do this every day, while collaborating with a collective of infectious personalities and design enthusiasts — also known as the Fuse Family.
Your cliffnote Bio?
Growing up I spent much of my time outdoors; ski racing, coaching skiing or playing soccer. I studied Interior Architecture and Interior Design with a focus in environmental sustainability at Colorado State University and spent a semester traveling and occasionally studying Spatial Design at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.
Having grown up in Boulder, CO I always admired "the clay red building" sitting amongst the Flatirons above the city. I often took grade school field trips to this building (NCAR) and can remember the feeling of being inside these vast forms and questioning my dad “how did they do this?” This feeling of curiosity sparked my initial interest in architecture and design.
I began my professional career during my studies at a residential interior design firm in Wellington, NZ. Post-graduation I moved out to San Jose and later San Francisco where I worked in commercial interior architecture designing workplace headquarters in Silicon Valley. While living in the Bay Area I would often make day trips down to the “Boulder” of California or sometimes referred to as Santa Cruz and immediately felt at home.