About the Team
A little about me? Hmmm…..where do I start? I’ve been an art teacher, grades K-8, for 8 years. 5 years in the inner-city and 3 years in a private school. Talk about a difference of environments! I also started Orchard Photography roughly 6 years ago after a horrible experience with my wedding photographer. I like to write and just recently started my journey with the power of the pen….er computer….whatever.
I’m also a wife but no kids. I have enough kids in my classroom all day so having kids is on our “not right now if ever” list. I enjoy Tae Kwon Do, I do Crossfit and I love running. Don’t let those activities fool you, I’m not thin by any stretch. I’ve struggled with my weight for years once I graduated High School. My goal is just to be active so I don’t become too uncomfortable in my own skin.
My husband and I enjoy going to the lake and drinking wine with friends by a fire…or on the couch…or at a winery…pretty much anytime! We go to our local Salsa club whenever we can sneak away on a Friday. My life is a hectic string of chaos and I get by the best I can with a social life at times. Once wedding season hits though, I’m MIA for at least 6 months at a time!
After high school, I continued on my path to become a professional by studying art at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio and photojournalism at the San Jose State University in San Jose, California. I started working as a photojournalist for the Virgin Islands Daily News on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix.