History

Raised in Canada, my childhood was always filled with art, music, and creativity. Visits to my grandfather’s studio—Charles Comfort, a well-known Canadian artist—fascinated me at an early age. My grandmother’s unique fashion style, and my parents’ pioneering in green, eco-consciousness living.

Beauty has always been important to me. I studied Goldsmithing and Textiles at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, with a semester in London, England. I loved all the old-world history and tradition. I was shopping at flea markets in the 70’s!

After graduating, I moved to Providence, beginning my career in fashion jewelry, working with some of the finest companies such as Trifari, Swarovski, and Chico's, just to name a few.

One of my highlights has been raising my two exceptional children who are now multi-talented adults pursuing their own careers.

I am now living in a beautiful house near the ocean, with my alternative energy entrepreneur husband and my jack Russell pup, Phineas. My biggest challenge is keeping up with myself!

I decided it was time to put my experiences, my passions, my love to create, and my dedication to eco-consciousness, into a successful business of my own. This has been my lifelong dream. Restored by Design is in its 5th year!!