I grew up in Denver, Colorado and spent my summers in New Orleans. My mother worked for the airlines so I traveled throughout my youth. I have a B.S. in Art History from Metropolitan State University in Denver.
Though I currently live far from my family we are still very close. Fortunately, my father is an avid cyclist so I was prepared for the Dutch cycling lifestyle after growing up in that culture. My stepmother has a Ph.D. in Food Science and is one of, if not the, foremost experts on quinoa in the world. My mother was a flight attendant and helped facilitate and inspire my wanderlust. My stepfather is a pilot. My brother lives in Seoul, South Korea where he teaches English; and my sister lives in San Antonio, Texas but travels frequently for work.
I love to read, hand-letter, walk, do hot yoga, ride my bike, attend concerts and art events, and meet new people. I have been very lucky to meet a lot of incredible people from all over the world that continue to enrich my life.