my work

I have been working in the active sportswear apparel industry since 1992 in areas of design, product development, performance audit,  new product exploration, sales presentation and marketing strategies, and design team management. I am actively involved in snowboarding, down-hill and x-country skiing, road biking, running, paddle-boarding, kayaking and pilates and yoga, all of which greatly enhance my ability to design technical, functional apparel.  I have a first hand understanding of the "function" needed.  I have been working on a freelance basis since 1998, providing me with a great deal of experience working remotely with a wide variety of brands and development styles, schedules and strategies.  I believe in designing clothing for a purpose, protection from the elements, or enhancement of the activity the garments are designed for ... with function and comfort first ... but style a very close second!

my life

The most important aspect in my life is maintaining a balance of work, creativity and the outdoors. I am so fortunate to live my life in this way, sharing it with my husband “Kris”, our son “Moss”, our dog “Bonus”, and a flock of laying hens. We moved to Nelson in 1999 with the goal to enjoy a more active lifestyle ... we continue to feel as though we have won the lottery every day!