At UIC I function in a variety of roles as President and Designer for the REFINE division. I work directly with homeowners to assist in all facets of residential renovation and construction. Originally from Kansas, I graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia, then skipped town to head to NYC where I attended Parsons School of Design and was employed as a visual and interior designer by Baker Furniture. Since moving back to St. Louis in 2007, I have been working in the city as a residential designer at Niche Home Furnishings + Design for Lawrence Group. Outside of the office, I spend as much of my time playing as possible via cycling, hiking, running, laying in hammocks and frequenting playgrounds with my, er, energetic son. Currently, I’m surviving my own home renovation and look forward to having an urban farm in my backyard in the near future.