As far back as I can remember, I’ve been compelled to rescue and revive neglected buildings, furniture, and art. Driving past dilapidated structures as a child, I’d tell my grandparents, “One day I’m going to buy that building and fix it up!” They laughed, but those early dreams set the path for a lifetime!
After high school, I began pursuing a career in interior design and historic preservation. Those plans changed with the arrival of my daughter when my major became criminal justice. It seemed to be the “right” decision considering job security and benefits but it misaligned with my dream.
Then, one day I had an epiphany while doing my internship in probate court for my degree. I thought to myself, “Life is short! I am creative and tenacious.” Sitting behind a desk for the rest of my life would have been unsustainable.
So, I decided to get back on-track with my passion. Almost three years ago I started ReSouled Furniture and Design Studio. Since then, I’ve collected, refinished, and sold pieces of my work online and at flea markets, among other places. I’ve decorated homes and businesses as well as unique one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture for clients.