I grew up in a home that my parents built, attached to the family business—an auto body shop in Pasadena. Growing up, my dad would always take the time to show me how to use tools I was curious about, and help me craft projects. Instead of the toy store, my parents would take me to Hobby Lobby.
Watching my parents work 12-14 hours every day showed me the value in working hard. I have always been fascinated by what can be done with metal. My grandma taught me at a young age to crochet, and I've found an inspiring industry that combines the two in a beautiful artform: Silversmithing.
Today, I own and run my own metal shop, hammering out the smallest pieces of metal to build jewelry. It’s not just my job, but a passion in my life.