Her idea to combine art and poetry stemmed from her vision to have her poetry displayed in an exhibit. She didn't have high hopes that poetry hung on walls would bring much interest, so she thought, why not have artists create art pieces from poems. She took the plunge and stepped out of her comfort zone in 2016 and began her journey to make a dream come true. Words Come to Life was simply an idea turned reality, and one that has created profound connections among the local art community.
As a mother of two boys, she hopes to inspire them, along with local youth, to step out of their comfort zones to explore the beauty that lives in them and in this world. She has worked in the non-profit sector since 2011 and passionately believes in the power of community.