A Little About Me

I currently live in Tacoma Washington, a recent move. I am from Southeast Alaska, most recently Sitka, but grew up in the very small community of Port Alexander. I graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2002.

I have two amazing children who have successful reached adult status. Of all the things that I have done, I consider them my greatest accomplishment! I also have a pretty great boyfriend, two dogs and a cat. My life is full!

Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur

I like to think of myself as a multi-passionate entrepreneur. Over the years I have worn many hats, from home schooling my children when they were very young, to owning a successful photography business in California. I was a Branch Office Administrator at Edward Jones and then after that, the Executive Director for the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce. There is a lot more in between, but that is for another time. My experiences are quite diverse!

So what am I up to today? A lot actually!

  • Founder and owner of JI Design & Marketing, a web and graphic design company that I started in 2015.
  • Own and publish the Sitka Through Four Seasons visitor guide based in Sitka Alaska.
  • Fitness instructor at LA Fitness.
  • Zyia Activewear Independent Rep and Personal Shopper.
  • Health and Fitness Coach
  • Mental Wellness Advocate

With my passion for small business and creative mind, I truly enjoy the work I do. I am always exploring and learning something new.