Before I met my husband, I was a double-major in English Literature & Fine Art. I had my life planned around a career of writing and illustrating Children's books! Then Sam came along – and 26 years and 5 children later I can say that things have taken on the unexpected, wacky, often absurd dimensions of a cartoon. Animation has allowed me to integrate everything I love: children, writing, cartoons, story, and design. On a more serious note, I am a committed proponent for the use of Story to improve the internal and external lives of women and girls around the world. If you care to visit my website, you can explore this subject a little more in several of my critical essays. In addition to everything above, I am proud to be in a position to teach. I love what I do, and hope all of my students will leave my courses encouraged, confident and stronger in their skills and the pursuit of their life goals. I’ve been teaching in the Animation Department at RMCAD since 2003, full-time since 2010.