What is your publishing background?
I have been doing graphic design for nearly 25 years. I had my own business for 11 years working on websites, graphic design and publications. I have published countless magazines and periodicals over the years.
What is your favorite DKC issue?
The first issue. It was the culmination of a vision, dedication and a lot of hard work. It is great to work with a group of passionate people all pulling together in the same direction. We strive to make each issue better than the last and have fun while we are doing it.
Which of our features have resonated most with you?
Not a feature, but I loved “The City Farm Girl” featuring chicken foot stools in our Creative Type department in Summer 2022. I just loved those things.
What is your home’s design style?
“Country Comfy.” Is that a style? I like for people to walk in and feel cozy and right at home when they are at our home.
Where and how do you like to spend time at home?
Outside. I love to be outside as much as possible since I spend the majority of time in my office.
Are there any home goods you can’t live without?
A coffee maker. I love to start my day with a good cup of coffee.
If you could live anywhere, where and what would your dream home be?
I would love to have land overlooking a lake, pond or stream where I could fish anytime I want. Also, there needs to be trees and nature—kind of where we are now.
If you could make your current home better, what would you do?
Recreate our downstairs living area. I would love to take out the wall in our kitchen and open it up to our living room so we could have a friendlier space to entertain. Probably the bedroom and bath area, too.
What are your best memories of home when growing up?
I grew up having my grandparents as our next-door neighbors. Their front door was always open, and aunts, uncles and cousins were always stopping by. Also, the land we had was great—it was about five acres of mountain terrain and a boy’s paradise.
Do you have a personal motto or life philosophy?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.