Canadian born and raised and coming from a house full of creativity, she grew up watching her Dad and older brother Rock Out! on the guitar, and draw fantastic cartoons and was encouraged at a very young age. Fortunately she was able to pick up both of those hobbies, and turn at least one of them into a career. She majored in art all through High School. Then she went to college for Photojournalism, and after that went on to study Classical Animation for three years at Sheridan College. When she graduated, she followed her brother David out to California (who had already been working at a studio in San Francisco for 9 years) to begin work for a Feature Animation Studio in L.A. (Dreamworks) as Storyboard Artist.