The owner of CLIMB owned a successful studio gallery business for over a decade before moving her expertise to CLIMB's online gallery venue. During that time she was heavily involved with downtown development and hosted several artists, collectors, and art-related events in her exhibition space. An artist herself, she has shown her paintings in venues all over the world.
After earning her Masters of Fine Art degree, she worked at three universities as a professor and Chair of an Art Department. She enjoys helping her students develop and launch their own art careers. She has also loves to write and has published several articles about art and education in scholastic journals; even acting as a co-editor for an academic journal.