I have always been a creative person with a passion for “problem solving”.
Growing up I was heavily influenced by my father who imparted his love of the ocean and his quest for developing engineered products that had huge impacts on the quality of life for an uncountable number of people. Dad worked hard and played even Harder, meaning anytime that was not spent at work was spent sailing or working on his boats.
Included in the working on boats department was his ability to sew, sails, bags, biminis, cushions you name it he could sew it. Our family room has always included an industrial sewing machine. As the oldest daughter I grew up and avid sailor that could also design and sew. I graduated university with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. Assuming I would never get an engineering job (it was the early 90s) as a recent college graduate I passed the US Coast Guard Exam and obtained a Master Captains License, with a plan to “go sailing”. Unfortunately for me within a month of my graduation I was recruited to develop medical devices. For 30+ years I worked in various rolls designing, developing, manufacturing, and ensuring quality of various devices. I have several patents and am sure the projects I have poured my energy into have had huge impact on the countless lives they have improved and saved.