A 5 foot replica of the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah. This model is on display at the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City
Ever since I was a little girl it was my dream to become a Master Model Builder. That dream became a reality in 2003 when I was hired as the first American Woman to work in the Model Shop at LEGOLAND California.
I spent the next 4 years creating everything from a life sized Pirate, a 4 foot ladybug, to my most famous model the miniland Las Vegas sign.
In 2007 I left the park and started Model Building Secrets and became the first Female Freelance LEGO Artist and Author in the World. For the last 12 years I have worked for some of the world's top companies including Google, Warner Brothers, and 20th Century Fox creating custom models and mosaics made from LEGO® elements
I wrote two books on custom building. My first book- How to Build A Round Ball with Square Bricks shows readers the techniques and theory of how a Master Model Designer creates a LEGO ball. My second book Beyond the Ball shows how to add color and design to your LEGO creations. Through these books I hope to teach the reader a new way of thinking about LEGO model building and design. I understand all aspects of LEGO building and design and would like to impart that knowledge on the next generation.
My creations all start with the humble brick. I've loved playing with LEGO bricks since I was a child. For the past 17 years I've taken my passion and turned it into 2 careers. First at LEGOLAND California and then as a freelance artist.
Creating custom models isn't just a job for me, it is a passion. Being able to actually do my Dream Job as a career is a continual fount of joy even when I have a difficult project. The bricks themselves continually inspire me to create new and interesting things out of LEGO.