Growing up in Colorado, I spent my childhood climbing rocks, riding bikes and camping with my family. This is where my lifelong love of the great outdoors was cultivated. I learned to respect and appreciate nature, wildlife, and the environment. I flipped over rocks to see what was underneath, I paused to look at the shapes of the leaves and bark of the trees I climbed, and took the time to appreciate the finer details that surrounded me. Looking back, those childhood experiences influenced my approach to design today and set the tone for my career path as a graphic designer.