Why Hello There!

Nice to meet you! I’m a self-made entrepreneur driven by creating creations that enrich the lives of others in profound and profitable ways.

Nice to meet you! I’m a self-made entrepreneur who loves to create.

I was born in South America and came to the United States when I was just 8 months old, like a little ’empanada,’ as I like to say. I grew up in a small town in the heart of central California. Where natural farmers, wholesome ranchers, and oil rigs were the norm. I absolutely loved it.

I would like to say that I became an entrepreneur because of my desire for self-sufficiency. However, the truth is that I started my own creative business because, after graduating from college. I spent about a year trying to land a job at a design studio or firm, but I had no luck. So, I took on a side job to make ends meet. Eventually, I realized that my creative career wouldn’t come through someone else but rather through my own efforts. That’s when I decided to launch my own design career, and I haven’t looked back since. It’s been a long journey.

To be honest, it’s been filled with mistakes, valuable lessons, and a good dose of humility. Nevertheless, it’s a path I would choose again and again. To this day, I still have a deep passion for what I do. And more importantly? I’m grateful that my skills enable others to turn their small business dreams into reality. And profit from them! Now, my ongoing goal is to assist others. Much like myself, in finding and forging their own paths. By helping them create with impact, poise, purpose and on purpose.

Some Extra Fun Facts

My Love of Dogs

I consider myself lucky to have grown up and continue to live in a culture that deeply values these wonderful beings. In the USA, dogs aren’t just adored for their cuteness; they’re cherished as integral members of our families. It’s heartwarming to witness the emergence of entire industries dedicated to our pets. I’m delighted to see numerous organizations and businesses leveraging the incredible love and temperament of our dogs. To make a positive impact on people’s lives.

In a nutshell, I genuinely believe that every living being, dogs included, is a beautiful expression of God’s love, purposefully created for us to cherish. I also hold a strong conviction that these sentient creatures, like dogs, hold a significant place in the world, as ordained by God Himself.

Last but certainly not least, I believe that ALL dogs go to heaven. This goes for all animals. (Will I See My Dog In Heaven? by Jack Wintz)

Gretchen

I was 3 years old when I got my first dog. She was a doxie (dachshund). Her name was Gretchen and she was sweet yet sassy, faithful, patient and a stealth hunter of mice. She lived to be 14 years old. I still miss her and think of her. She’ll always be in my heart.

Binky

Next came Binky, a sassy and lively Cocker Spaniel. When I took my high school senior pictures, she was right here with me. Naturally… I miss her silliness and her antics and just sitting and snuggling with her.

Lucy & Molly

Next came Lucy & Molly. Lucy, a beautiful black Cocker Spaniel who was one of the most grumpy dogs. I adored her. Around the same time, Molly also arrived. She was a sweet sweet beagle who gave Lucy run for her money. They spent hours harassing each other only to end up sleeping cuddled up together at night. To this day, I miss them both terribly.

Mina & Max

After waiting for YEARS, I adopted two dapple doxies who were rescued by the Sacramento SPCA. I named them Mina + Max, short for Willamina and Maxamillion. They quickly became my ‘fur’ kids and I was adored them. They were my little muses when I started my other creative venture: Sniff Design Studio. And starred in a dog cartoon series I created called The Funny Bone. (www.asdasasd.com) These two even have their very own bio in the about us page, on sniffdesign.com. They lived to be about 11 years. Max went first and Mina soon followed. My heart aches for them very much.

Mia

My current love, light and muse is Mia. She is a wonderfully wild, sweet and silly wire haired dachshund. Mia arrived in December of 2015. Mia is a 3 year old wirehaired miniature dachshund (SQUEAL!).

She is also a rescue from Florence Humane Society. The last time I had a puppy was when I was three year old and she is my first puppy in a very long time. I absolutely delight in her and look forward to spending many many many years with her, spoiling her, taking her for Oregonian style hikes and walks, putting my photography to practice on her and taking her on countless photos. Yes, she’s that cute. 😉 In fact, if you like you can follow her on instagram: Meet Ms Mia