I am 39 years old and currently live in Milwaukie, Oregon with my partner Chris. I am an animal lover and currently have 3 dogs; Groot Magoo, Ajax and CB, 2 cats; LOKi, Nyx, 7 chickens and a horse; Buddy. I spend much of my free time riding my horse, camping, and traveling when I can. Maui is my home away from home. We are avid BMW enthusiasts. I also have an extensive tattoo collection and beat ovarian cancer in 2017.
I became a licensed nail technician in 1998. I went to Cosmetology Careers Unlimited in Portland, Oregon. I have focused my talents towards acrylic nails, pink and whites, colored acrylics, sculptured nails and free hand nail art. Additionally I work with problem nails to make them less of a “problem.”
I've been in the salon full time since 2011 and love it. I'm located inside Hair Designers Salon, in the Oak Grove neighborhood.
I also have a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, but my passion for the nail industry has lead me in a different direction. In 2015 I attended a 3 days intensive training to become a certified educator with Hand and Nail Harmony. With my certification I can teach cosmetology students how to use all Harmony products including Gelish Soak off gel polish. I’ve also had the opportunity to work several trade show; Bellevue, Wa and the IBS Las Vegas in June. I continue my education by attending classes regularly throughout the year. In 2017 I took the Wildflowers Portfolio Builder class and Profiles Twisted Pink and Whites. In August I’ll be traveling to Los Angeles for refresher and competition training with Hand and Nail Harmony master educators. In January 2019, I'm planning on taking a "nail cruise" to the Western Caribbean.
I strive to give every client personal service and top-notch customer service. I love doing nails and look forward to taking a more active role within the nail industry.