Not even close. Although I did take a few art classes at The University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!) it was not my major. I majored in Early Childhood Development. This took me through a gamut of jobs not even related. Okay, I’ll just throw it out there. Flight Attendant, Major League Baseball, Sales Director, Colorado Manager a large Marketing Firm & again at an Advertising Firm. ALL of us have been there. When you had a JOB, not a CAREER. I knew in my heart of hearts that being an artist was still down deep inside & at some point taking that leap would happen. I just wasn’t sure when it would happen. Yes, I have a career now… not a job. Although I don’t even know that I consider it a career. I consider myself to be one of the “lucky” ones to have known my passion since a very early age. I am blessed an honored to call myself an artist. I wouldn’t be where I am today, had it not been for all of the ups and downs with my past jobs. Stages of life have helped me to grow into the creative being that I am now. I am simply a conduit, and am one of the chosen ones to be able to portray that onto a canvas.