I was born and raised in the little town of Mount Pleasant, where the population is about 15k. I grew up in a Christian household and learned to have a personal relationship with God at an early age. Did I mention that I am a PK? Anywho, I have always wanted to be involved in ministry somehow someway but didn’t know how to mix my passion for art and church. My first love and vocation was fine art drawing but I discovered pretty quickly that you can’t make a living off of that! Believing that God’s plan is greater than my own, I ventured out and studied Graphic Design in Dallas. I faced many challenges during my first school year where I almost quit school, but with God’s help and my family and friend’s support, I pushed through design school earning my BFA in Visual Communications. My work was featured at the Creative Summit in San Marcos, the National Student Show 11 & 12 in Dallas, the magazine Creative Quarterly issue no. 43, the Graphis New Talent Annual, as well as the “One Show” in New York, all while being a student at TAMU-C. Post graduation, I was able to travel to China and have my work exhibited in Tianjin. Upon my return from China, I was the official designer of the Festival de Cine Latino Americano Film Festival. When that project concluded, I started to look for my next adventure with the desire to be in ministry. I found out about Grace shortly after and did not hesitate at taking the opportunity. I know that God had a very special spot for me here at Grace, and everything that I went through led me straight to his purpose.