“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” - W.B. Yeats


I grew up in Santa Rosa, CA, about an hour north of San Francisco. In high school I found a deep love for painting, journaling, and theater. After I graduated, I moved to sunny Santa Cruz and attended UCSC. I lived in the on-campus trailer park in the woods and studied art for three years. That was a very exciting time in my life. I moved to Southern Oregon about five years ago and I love it. I enjoy going camping, hiking, and kayaking. I am very excited to be back in school after three years of working in customer service. I can't imagine anything better to do with my life than teach!