I have loved maps since I was a little kid – I was the one pouring over the World Atlas, fascinated by the zoomed-out perspective. Curiosity led to finding myself in those pages, and as I grew and left the Vermont dairy farm where I grew up, explored, and lived in diverse environments, I explored my surroundings through a more personalized and confident lens. The places on my map have helped make me who I am.
Fast-forward through a degree in Environmental Science which included a map-making class and I was hooked on maps for life. I have been creating maps for over two decades now and enjoy bringing a fresh approach to map design. The joy I have when I am making a personalized map for someone, when they share their favorite places with others, when their guests feel the connection to their hosts – well, sharing infectious, contagious joy is what HipMaps is all about!
I am grateful for the awards that HipMaps has won, and I was honored and – to be honest – a bit in awe to be named as one of BizBash’s 2023 Top 10 Industry Innovators in Event Tech…me, listed among these incredible trailblazers whom I admire?!? Pinch me! And I can say that all over again as I was recently named one of the 2023 Meetings Trendsetters by Meetings Today with these amazing folks!
Fun facts: I am a proud map geek and…
🌳 Love walking in the woods – especially in Jack London State Park
🎸 Am a huge fan of live music – my main squeeze is a musician so that’s convenient!
🏝 Love to travel – I have yet to hear of a place that I don’t want to visit
📚 Adore reading – historical fiction especially
😻🐶 Love being mom to the cutest beagle in the world and the most fantastic orange cat
🍪 Am a damn good baker – chocolate chip cookies with sea salt hell yeah!
✈️ Always prefer the window seat – I never tire of gazing down on topography