Aloha and thank you for stopping by my website! The focus of this site is to share the wonderful experiences and knowledge that I've collected since entering the modern day business world. Something I understand all to well is how frustrating it can be to try and navigate through life. Finding a career, maintaining a work/life balance, eating well, cultivating personal relationships, vacationing more, spending time with your spouse, etc. But thoughtfully taking action and living the life you truly want for yourself is more than possible. And for me it all started with following my own heart.

My Story

Growing up overseas on Army bases all over the world has taught me the power in being different. During my life I've traveled, fallen in love, and most importantly, followed my dreams. Once I graduated from the University of South Florida, I decided that begging for a free internship really wasn't my idea of getting the work experience I was hoping for. So I packed up, moved to Alabama, and opened my first brick & mortar business in downtown Enterprise called The Dandy Lion Boutique. 

After finding such great success with our first location, we expanded with a second storefront in Montgomery, AL. But as fate would have it, my dandy plan didn't include meeting Matt, getting married six months later and then relocating to the middle of the Pacific Ocean! It seemed crazy at the time, but taking that leap of faith with him was the best decision I've ever made. Plus I would have never met Matt if it weren't for the risks and decisions I had made before meeting him. 

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path; and that will make all the difference.
— Steve Jobs