I was born and raised in the Burlington, Vermont area. After graduating college at Lyndon State College (wayyy northern Vermont), I moved to Massachusetts to work for a promotional products company. A few years later, I relocated to western Massachusetts where I took a job at a community college as their in-house graphic arts manager. During this time, I decided to open the floodgates and own and operate my own business named Otnip Graphics. Otnip Graphics helps positively promote business’ through innovative marketing strategies and branded design collateral.
All while this is going on, I decided I wanted to expand my knowledge in marketing to help our college keep a competitive advantage over local colleges, thus I enrolled myself in graduate school at SNHU to achieve my goals. This semester, I embarked on a social media class, which required us to create a blog site. Coincidentally, I’ve been wanting to begin blogging for a number of reason and thanks to this class, has forced me — in a positive way — to begin that creative process.
Keeping myself busy and motivated is the only way I know and wouldn’t change anything! On a more personal level (because I do have a personal life, I think…) I am getting married next October (Oct. 20) in Vermont. I have been chipping away at the large and small details to complete our wedding plans and hopefully while I accomplish all that I set out to do, I can relax and enjoy the wedding, and yes, the planning too.
My hobbies include any kind of crafts/art projects I can get my hands on, watching brain rotting TV, skiing, running and enjoying time with my fiance and our little silky terrier, Pixie Lou.