In January, 2001 I graduated from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art’s degree with a major in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and minor in Art History. I taught myself graphic design software and spent the next 7 years at Clipper Magazine in Lancaster, PA building a career in graphic design and marketing.
In July 2008 I moved to Loudoun County, Virginia. I continued to work for Clipper Magazine, but was working remotely from my home office, but at the end of 2009 tragedy struck my family. My father was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in January 2010. A week later, my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer as well. She passed away 9 months later. My world was flipped upside down. What was once a priority seemed insignificant. My career took a backseat as I focused on my soon-to-be marriage and starting a family.
Now, more than eight years after my mother’s passing, I have the husband and marriage of my dreams. Together we have two amazing children who fill my days with joy and laughter. And while I certainly believe my life is full, I found myself looking to get back to what made me “me” – my art. With a new, reinspired outlook on life, family, and career, I’m looked to get back to doing what I love to do. I created Pepperbush Jewelry in December of 2015. Each year I continue to grow as both a business owner and artist. I’ve loved every minute of the journey, and hope to enjoy many more years to come.