I have always loved "beautiful writing." My first exposure to calligraphy was in the sixth grade - my home room teacher had the most beautiful handwriting and taught us basic Italic Hand. I was so inspired by her that I would sit at my desk after finishing my homework and practice my cursive over and over. Since then, I have continued my love of letterforms by studying graphic design and typography, then working as a web designer and graphic designer.
I am a member of the Society for Calligraphy in Southern California as well as IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting). I have studied with professional calligraphers and master penmen, and often take classes and workshops to improve my skills.