BALLROOM DANCE INSTRUCTOR: U.S. Champion with 28 years experience.
Teaching is fantastic! I love figuring out how a student best learns so I can explain steps and techniques in a communication style they'll understand so they progress more quickly.
Founder of SEAMS SENSATIONAL - crafting custom ballroom, Latin, Country-Western and skate costumes since 1993.
I began my custom dressmaking company, Seams Sensational, in 1993. I create costumes for clients around the world in all dance styles, from beginning students to U.S. Champions.
As time passed, I realized that making dresses is about much more than fabric and rhinestones; it’s about helping women look and feel beautiful so they are happier, more confident and empowered by their choices and their femininity.
Creator of the SEW LIKE A PRO™ training series - teaching dancers and skaters to make their own professional quality costumes.
This is my latest - and by far the best - venture I've created to date! Dancers and skaters around the world struggle with making their own costumes because until now, there is almost no training available.
Founder of BODYCELEBRATE - mentoring women to discover who they are, who they want to be and how to bridge the gap®.
I chose to put this company on the back burner for a few years to focus on the sewing school (which came to me AFTER I had begun this company.) To date, the best part of this business is that I volunteer taught the signature program over five weeks at the local women’s prison. That was an awesome experience!
At the moment, I work a ridiculous amount because I teach dance lessons, bartend at a B&B, make dance/skate costumes AND I'm in the final stages of completing my best work yet -- an online sewing school teaching dancers & skaters how to make their own professional quality costumes.
However, when I'm not working, I love hiking, kayaking, traveling, animals, archery, my family and friends. Spontaneity, honesty, laughter and being outdoors feeds my soul. In 2000, my mom and I began taking an annual trip together. It's a blast!
I love volunteering with local, state and federal agencies to help improve the world in which we live. I’ve pulled invasive weeds and picked up trash. I have rescued or fostered twenty-six cats and three dogs.