A little bit about me . . .

I’m a mountain spirit from North Carolina and currently living in Minturn, just outside of Vail, CO. I have a passionate soul and so many whims, it’s a little hard to pin me down.

Most know me as a designer by trade and an artist by passion. I currently manage a group of professional designers at 970 Design during the day. Outside of that, I design, paint, and create for my small business, Double Black Designs.

My yoga and meditation practice defines me more than anything. I’ve been a yoga instructor for almost a decade now, and most recently I’ve been teaching stand up paddle board yoga (SUP Yoga). I love practicing yoga, trying new styles, guiding meditation, and sharing what I’ve learned with like-minded souls.

And of course, I’m a snow-loving mountain adventurer. You can find me on my snowboard all winter at Vail or Beaver Creek, enjoying one of the most magical sports ever invented.

I’m now into my 10th year teaching and I can’t believe all the styles I’ve been able to incorporate.

I originally trained in Barkan method and have taught various types of hot and power yoga.  Recently, I’ve been focusing more on Vinyasa flows, and SUP yoga on our local lake.

If you’d like to take classes with me, for the 2015-16 Winter season I’ll be teaching several times a week at the Minturn Fitness Center. To see which classes I’m teaching, I post my class schedule here and include some fun yoga events happening in the Vail Valley.

Find out more about my yoga and meditation teachings here.

About Me

I’m a designer and artist by trade, but it’s also my main source for creative outlet. Whether it’s a logo for a company, a design for a T-shirt or hat, or maybe just a painting or graphic, I like to try to always be creating.

I currently am the project manager for 970 Design a design firm based out of Edwards. We are a team of just six designers and programmers, but we produce some incredible work, on par with much larger firms. We focus on branding, websites and print media for medium- to large-sized companies based all over the country.

I also have a few side projects. The main would be Double Black Designs, a company that I own with my boyfriend+. I make and design a lot fun apparel and merchandise for people who enjoy the mountains and snow. I also do some freelance projects for companies and people that I really care about and want to get behind.

Find out more about my art and design here.

Stand up paddle boarding has really become a big “extracurricular activity” of mine. During the summer, there’s so much to do on the waters in Vail, CO. Paddle boarding has definitely become my favorite way to explore the lakes and rivers.

I now teach regular SUP Yoga classes on Nottingham lake through In Your Element and Stand Up Paddle Board Colorado. Yoga on a paddle board is a very different experience (more on that here).  The board and the water really lets you open up and focus on balance and focus. Feeling bored with your normal practice? Try yoga on a paddle board (pun intended).

I’ve also been having fun on the rivers here in Colorado, floating down the melted snow of the high rockies all summer.

Find out more about Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

Stand Up Paddle Board