Why hello there!
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri I’m a midwestern girl through and through. I believe in laughing everyday, quality trumps quantity and you have the power to not only enjoy your life but love it.
My idea of a great night is curling up with my husband at home, watching a romantic comedy with a big bowl of popcorn.
I wanted to be creative and serve people… but no job ever gave me all I wanted.
I think this is how a lot of us begin our own entrepreneurial ventures. We need an outlet to do our favorite work and it turns into something we never dreamed. That’s what happened to me anyway.
After I graduated with a Bachelors in Graphic Design, I worked in a series of creative jobs; as a painting instructor, a photographer at an award-winning photography studio, and my longest standing job was at printing company. But none of these jobs fit what I really wanted to do. While they were all fine jobs, I wanted more creativity and more freedom – and help people in the process, can you relate?
So in the spring of 2016, I launched R Artspace, on the side to my day job at the printing company. I remember feeling incredibly inadequate and … was I qualified to call myself a business owner? But day after day I took baby steps and learned about so many things: how I work best, my industry, my target market, how to reach people and get clients and grow my waitlist. It wasn’t always easy and it was a side-hustle for a long time, but with determination, stamina, and positivity it grew into the dream job I always wanted.