I was born in Ohio but spent most of my adult life traveling throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Central America where I eventually settled for 20 years. While in Costa Rica, I designed and built several homes in addition to creating a number of businesses. My design experience includes a clothing line, custom furniture, stained and frosted glass for my residential projects and businesses. I also designed jewelry for two fine jewelry stores which I founded and managed for over 15 years.Since my move to Ft Lauderdale in 1999, I have purchased, updated, remodeled and sold homes. then opened my studio Urban Interiors and Design a few years later. As a consultant and designer, I am able to combine my business savvy and most importantly my design expertise to create a beautiful, comfortable, and enjoyable living space for my clients. My retail design studio had allowed me to purchase direct from the wholesalers which still allows me pass on my great savings.