founder, creative director
Personality Test Junkie, Brainstorming Machine, Professional Dreamer
Why do you love what you do at Mint & Maple?
I love that I get to be creative and that I get to wear a lot of different hats. Every day looks a little different, and I get to work with lots of wonderful people and a great team. I get so much joy teaching people skills to explore their creative side they accidentally neglect for years. Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention I love being my own boss for the flexibility and spontaneity it gives me!
ENFP – “The Creative Idealist” (and Enneagram 7 if you're wondering)
Where do you find creative inspiration?
I love going somewhere new and experiencing new things, even the seemingly insignificant things like a new hotel, a new museum or new area I’ve yet to explore.
Favorite Austin spot?
Turkey Creek Trail in northwest Austin is a definite go-to. Josh and I love taking our little Aussie pup, Riley, because it's an off leash trail.
Cy Twombly – if you haven’t been to his gallery at the Menil in Houston, you should go when you get the chance!
Favorite coffee shop?
Mañana in the South Congress Hotel - hands down! Not only do they make excellent coffee, but the ambience always inspires me to create.
What's your secret talent?
This is going to sound really random, but I usually know what month people are born in. I can just feel it. I tend categorize people in my head with what season they’re born in. Don't ask me when or how I started going this, but it's always been something I've done!