About the Author

I’m a longtime professional writer (like, a reeeally long time) who lives in the Dallas, Texas area and who has been published in many types of publications over the years, such as The Austin American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine and DFW Child, to name a few, and who has always had a passion for creative reuse of all types. Sometimes I’ve gotten to pursue that passion through my articles (like writing about “art cars” for The Dallas Morning News and shelter puppies visiting Alzheimer’s patients for SR Dallas) but over the last few years I’ve wanted to share that love of reuse on a more regular basis and explore broader reuse topics, so here I am. I’m also mom to two grown adult 20-somethings (one still in college) and the wife of a guy who is definitely a reuse fan himself and who has been open to more reuse adventures as I’ve gone down this path, God love him. You can also find me helping out my 98-year-old mother, who lives independently not far away, AND I’m a dog mom (2!), music lover and reader, and working on the side to open a creative reuse center/business (check it out at untrashcreativereuse.com). So yeah, I stay pretty busy, and I’m saying that so that you’ll forgive me if there are ever “gaps” in my posting. I’m hoping to post once or twice a week and stay engaged through social media in the interim, so please follow @untrashcreativereuse on Instagram and UntrashCreativeReuse on Facebook if possible!