I have always been a bit of a scavenger. On trips or hikes, even as a kid, I was always compelled to find something interesting to take home with me as a keepsake. There is something very special about an object you find while out in nature: It signifies a sense of adventure, specific memories, relationships, and a finite period of time. This impulse to collect led me to my early wood and resin experiments, which grew into my craft practice as it exists today.
I launched Wild Blue Yonder in 2016, after a few years of exploring the exciting duo of wood/natural fragments with epoxy resin. Around the same time, I also co-founded a wood-working collective, in order to access the wide variety of tools in a communal setting. Since then, I have honed both my wood-working and jewelry skills, while growing my craft practice as a small business. Since launching WBY in 2016, I have worked solely as an independent artisan/owner, and currently sell my work in partnership with approximately 25 shops across Canada and the USA.