“I was raised in the Carolinas, later moved to Houston TX. I studied the art of dance from Patsy Swayze in Houston, TX, YES, Patrick Swayze's mother. I taught tap, and ballet to preschool and high school students which included my own children at Jan Pierce School of Dance in The Woodlands, TX. While advancing other creative interest, I later managed a drapery workroom/showroom to learn about drapery/bed ensemble/pillow design and more design techniques. I later managed at the Design Center in Houston TX with Scalamandre' Fabrics, further studied historical fabric and wallpaper reproduction in NY. Received my ASID in 1993.