An early fascination with makeup and artistry has only steadily magnified since childhood. She holds a BA in Fine Art from Centre College, as well as graduate certification at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Furthering her love for makeup, she attained her training and certification in Makeup Artistry and Hairstyling from Chic Studios in New York City. She had experience in various beauty and event applications, airbrushing, fashion, period, print, and production techniques. She has returned to the bluegrass to be with family and focus on her freelance makeup artistry career while maintaining her studio practice as well.