I was born in Baton Rouge and grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana. I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Interior Design in 2001. I became a co-owner of TriArch in 2007 and I am the Director of Interiors at the firm.
I looked at the college catalog and that was the major that sounded the most appealing. The longer I've been in this field, the more I've fallen in love with it.
Parkview Baptist Church. It was an interior renovation of the existing 1960's auditorium. The entire sanctuary is 5-sided and had exposed dark wood on every surface. The challenge was to come up with something that complemented the heritage of the church while also designing for more light, technology, and aesthetically pleasing improvements. The solution was to come up with gypsum "clouds" in the space that are balanced with the existing style. The stage was updated by exposing the organ pipes behind a backlit scrim screen--allowing the beauty of the pipes to be revealed.
When I was little, my dad thought it was important for me and my siblings to be around horses. Part of this meant that I used to ride horses in different shows across Louisiana. Also, when I was 26, I travelled by myself to Hawaii and ran a marathon.