Award-winning makeup artist, wardrobe stylist, educator, lipstick lover and the Official Super Bowl LIV Confetti Launcher with big dreams and a client list which spans the globe. 23 states, Hawaii and 11 international locations to be exact!
This small town Kansas girl has gone from the farm to NFL football fields and beyond taking my makeup and styling skills nationally and internationally working with big name brands, professional athletes, celebrities and musicians on advertising campaigns, commercials, on tour and in TV and film.
Sometimes I really do have to pinch myself knowing I'm trusted by brands like Adidas, Nike Golf, Under Armour, Head & Shoulders, Netflix, Wendy's, Absolute Vodka, McDonalds, Magic the Gathering and PlayStation to bring my A game to their projects and help successfully convey their marketing messages! Same goes for when I scroll down my client list and it's full of elite athletes and top tier celebrities like Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, JJ Watt, Paul Casey, Jack Sock, Jon "Bones" Jones, Tate McRae, Ezinma, Eric Stonestreet and Wendell Pierce are just a few to name!
In fact, in earlier years you could have found my path in life bumpy and a bit curvy to say the least. Including losing my mother when I was 19 then losing my father and part of a corporate layoff . . . I found myself with . . . well with just ME and a lot of soul searching, grieving and healing to do. During these years I worked in marketing, graphic design and visual display, even though the positions were creative, I quickly realized how valuable life and time were. It was time to stop beating around the bushes and follow my dreams and passions of makeup and styling. I wasn't sure how to go about it especially living in a smaller market like Kansas City . . . but I was going to figure it out! And that's exactly what I did. I began investing in a makeup kit and products, started practicing on friends, friends of friends, former colleagues and family members. Those circumstances and that single investment led me to the 6-figure beauty and style biz I'm running today.
Fast forward . . .these days you can find me on the set of major advertising campaigns, traveling oversees, basking on sandy beaches or front and center at Arrowhead Stadium cheering on my Kansas City Chiefs to victory!
WHO KNEW GROWING UP AS A TOMBOY; RIDING DIRT BIKES & BEING THE ONLY GIRL ON THE BLOCK THAT I WOULD UNKNOWINGLY MELD THE CAREERS OF MY PARENTS INTO A UNIQUE ONE OF MY OWN. MY MOTHER, A MAKEUP ARTIST AT OUR LOCAL MERLE NORMAN COSMETICS STORE AND MY FATHER A FARMER AND SELF-MADE BUSINESSMAN. ME . . .
A SUCCESSFUL BEAUTY AND STYLE ENTREPRENEUR.
I didn't always have this business: the makeup and hair artistry, the wardrobe styling, the successful processes, clients throughout the U.S., bookings taking me across the globe, seeing my work on commercials, billboards, in magazines and TV . . .
Well, right this moment, I probably have a blue pen in my hand and a super cute journal in front of me writing down all the thoughts, ideas and ways about how we can continue creating careers, businesses and lives we love.
Want to know what fuels my fire? Helping other artists, whether aspiring or pro, harness their passions and pursue their dreams, becoming exactly who they want to be and doing exactly what they love to do. Refining their businesses so they can spend more time doing what they want to do not what they have to do. Shortening their business and "how to" learning curves. And sharing my ALL ACCESS pass with them so they too can cultivate an exciting and lucrative career in the commercial, TV and film industries!
If you are new here, I believe that your dreams can come true. The magic happens when the rubber meets the road, when you put in the work, when you are prepared and when an opportunity presents itself.
I can't wait to show you the way. . .
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Come with me on my adventures! Dive into my REAL on the set stories!
To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.
When people think what I do isn't a "real" job. That's right it's not a job, it's a consistently successful & lucrative business!
For those who said, this is just like being a glorified shopper . . . look at me now! Styling for brands, pro athletes and celebs in 22 states, Hawaii and 11 international locations.
My full circle career moment when asked to contribute to the latest edition of Crystal's book and nonetheless with a foreword written by Bobbi Brown! This very book kickstarted my very own career. Now, I have a 10 page feature in it, giving back to those artists just kickstarting their careers!
A FEW HATS I WEAR & TITLES I RESPOND TO:
Making magic with my brushes! Such a rewarding feeling knowing my passions also make people look and feel good about themselves and helps businesses build their brands!
It's an honor to be the mom of these two handsome fur babies! Love spoiling them rotten:-)
"Cricket" reserved for my closest family and friends and those you have known me forever. So special to me, it too is forever . . .officially inked.